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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gillam

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From a medieval variant of the given name William.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gillam

Robert Gillam is an investor.


Bernard was born on April 28th, 1856. He passed away on January 19th, 1896.


Jeremy Gillam is a Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Speaker of theArkansas House of Representatives. Jeremy was born on August 2nd, 1976.


Richard Gillam is a ceo. Richard was given the name Richard James Gillam on March 24th, 1967 in Atlanta. Richard is also known as Richard James Gillam (full name).


Zachariah was born in 1636. He breathed his last breath in 1682.


Sam Gillam was a soccer player for the Wrexham F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., Chirk AAA F.C., London Welsh F.C., Clapton F.C., West Hampstead F.C., and Wales national football team. Sam was born in 1868 in Swindon, England. He left this life on October 13th, 1938.


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Popularity of Gillam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gillam U.S.
  White 78.94% 64.26%
  African American 15.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gillam

People with the last name Gillam are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gillam

  • How Popular is the name Gillam? As a last name Gillam was the 9,003rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gillam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gillam is Saturday, April 29th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Gillam? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gillam. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gillam: Your name in reverse order is Mallig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mlilga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gillam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,633 people with the last name Gillam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gillam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Gillam as their last name.

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