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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gillum

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From a medieval variant of the given name William.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Gillum

Gillum was born on June 19th, 1813 in Gallatin County, Illinois. He left this life on November 11th, 1895.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gillum

G-Eazy is a hip hop music rapping, songwriter, and hip hop production. G-Eazy was given the name Gerald Earl Gillum on May 24th, 1989.


Andrew D. Gillum is a Mayor of Tallahassee and Mayor ofTallahassee. Andrew was born on July 26th, 1979 in Miami.


Jazz Gillum was a chicago blues musician. He plays Harmonica. He was most active from 1923 to 1923. Jazz was given the name William McKinley Gillum on September 11th, 1904 in (Indianola, Mississippi, United States). Jazz is also known as Gillum and Jazz. He passed away on March 29th, 1966.


Vern Gillum is a television director and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1987.


Gary P. Gillum is a scholar, historian, author, and librarian. Gary was born on June 12th, 1944 in Indianapolis.


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Popularity of Gillum as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gillum U.S.
  White 77.06% 64.26%
  African American 17.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gillum

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gillum

  • How Popular is the name Gillum? As a last name Gillum was the 6,676th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gillum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gillum is Sunday, December 7th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Gillum? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gillum. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gillum: Your name in reverse order is Mullig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Glumil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gillum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,060 people with the last name Gillum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gillum? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Gillum as their last name.

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