The Given Name Gilliam | Gilliams of Virginia
The Given Name Gilliam
Updated March 13, 2016

Overview
The use of the surname GILLIAM as a given name is often a genealogical “clue.” It could be a “clue” to:
  • a mother’s maiden name E.g. Gilliam King of Bedford County, VA was named after his mother, Martha Gilliam
  • a grandparent or other near relative’s surname E.g. Gilliam Morrow was named after his grandmother, Elizabeth Gilliam
  • a step parent’s surname E.g. Gilliam Coffee of Caldwell County, NC was named after his step-great grandfather, John Gilliam



Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1790 Census
(Note: the Virginia 1790 Census was destroyed. Names from tax lists have been substituted.)

Name
Home in 1790

State

Gillum Newsome

Edgecombe, Halifax

NC

Gilliam Rainwater

Franklin

NC

Gillum Norwood

Granville

NC

Gilliam Moody

Northampton

NC

Gilliam Peters

Northampton

NC

Gilliam Ezell

Richmond

NC

Gillam King

Bedford

VA

Gilliam Booth

Dinwiddie

VA

Gilliam McLemore

Southampton

VA




Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1800 Census
(Note: the Virginia 1800 Census was destroyed. Names from tax lists have been substituted.)

Name

Home in 1800
State
Gilliam Peters
Hallifax, Northampton
NC
Gillam Norwood
Hillsborough, Chatham
NC
Gilliam Wadkins
Louisburg, Franklin
NC
Gillum Barker
Salisbury, Iredell
NC
Gillam Rainey
Edgefield
SC
Gilliam Clanton
Kershaw District
SC
Gillum Wilbanks
Union District
SC
Gilliam Molloy
Buckingham
VA
Gilliam Booth
Dinwiddie
VA
Gilliam Hunnicutt
Prince George
VA
Gilliam Magee
Southampton
VA



Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1810 Census

Name
Home in 1810
State
Gilliam Molloy
Burksville, Cumberland
KY
Gilliam Ezell
Hopkinsville, Christian
KY
Gillam McLemore
Rockcastle
KY
Gilliam Lively
Shelby
KY
Gilliam Hopper
Somerset, Pulaski
KY
Gilliam Harris
Warren
KY
Gilliam Harris, Jr.
Warren
KY
Gilliam Harris
Capt Legetts, Mecklenburg
NC
Gillam Hargrove
Chatham
NC
Gillam Upchurch 
Chatham
NC
Gillam Watkins
Franklin
NC
Gillam Newsome 
Greensboro, Guilford
NC
Gillum Newsom
Halifax
NC
Gilliam Barker
Iredell
NC
Gilliam Matthewson
Iredell
NC
Gilliam Peters
Northampton
NC
Gillam Price
Rutherford
NC
Gilliam King
Chesterfield
SC
Gilliam Raney
Edgefield
SC
Gilliam Sails
Edgefield
SC
Gwilliam Wilbanks
Pendleton
SC
Gilliam Ritter
Salem, Sumter
SC
Gilliam King
Bedford
VA
Gilliam Morain
Buckingham
VA
Gilliam ____ins
Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie
VA
Gilliam Holly
Meherrin, Brunswick
VA
Gilliam Booth
Nottoway
VA
Gilliam Magee
Southampton
VA
Gilliam Harrup
Sussex
VA
Gilliam McLemore
Sussex
VA




Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1820 Census

Name
Home in 1820
State
Gilliam Miley [?]
Capt Greshams District, Jones
GA
Gilliam Rickerman [?]
Laurens
GA
Gilliam Scoggins
Monticello, Jasper
GA
Gillim Preston
Monticello, Jasper
GA
Gillum Lacefield
Greensburgh, Green
KY
Gilliam Ezzell 
Hopkinsville, Christian
KY
Gillum McLemore
Rockcastle
KY
Gilliam Lively
Shelby
KY
Gilliam Ezell
Trigg
KY
Gillum Harris 
Trigg
KY
Gilliam Davis
Capt Hudspeths District, Surry
NC
Gillam Hargrove
Chatham
NC
Gilliam Upchurch
Chatham
NC
Gillum Daniel
Chatham
NC
Gilliam Megehee
Granville
NC
Gilliam Newsom
Guilford
NC
Gillam Newsom
Halifax, Hertford
NC
Gillom Mattison 
Iredell
NC
Gillom Meadows
Iredell
NC
Gilliam Cone
Nash
NC
Guillum Suthard
Orange
NC
Gillum Price
Rutherford
NC
Gilliam Reguns
Salisbury, Rowan
NC
Gillum King
Chesterfield
SC
Gilliam Sails
Edgefield
SC
Gillum Raines
Edgefield
SC
Gilliam Harrup
Davidson
TN
Gilliam Hill
Jackson
TN
Gilliam Harwell
Pulaski, Giles
TN
Gilliam Tabourn [?]
Pulaski, Giles
TN
Gilliam Hobbs
Greensville
VA
Gilliam Morrain
New Canton, Buckingham
VA
Gillam Hatchitt
New Port Parish, Isle of Wight
VA
Gilliam King
Northern District, Bedford
VA
Gilliam H Newsum
Surry
VA



Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1830 Census

Name
Home in 1830
State
Gillum Preston 
Butts
GA
Gilliam Hill
Company District 67, Burke
GA
Gillum Goodman 
Dekalb
GA
Gilliam Jennings
District 21, McIntosh
GA
Gillum Wilbanks 
Franklin
GA
Gilliam Harris
Greene
GA
Gillum Allen 
Laurens
GA
Gillum Miles 
Monroe
GA
Gilham Duncan
Marion
IL
Gillam Hudson 
Jefferson
IN
Gilliam Ezell
Christian
KY
Gillum McLemore
Rockcastle
KY
Gilliam Tharpe
Bridges, Franklin
NC
Gilliam Parrish 
Buffaloe, Wake
NC
Gilliam Regan
Davidson
NC
Gillam Magee
Gills, Franklin
NC
Gilliam Newsum
Guilford
NC
Gilliam Lee
Halifax
NC
Gilliam Meadows
Iredell
NC
Gilliam Daniel
Pittsboro, Chatham
NC
Gilliam Hargrave
Pittsboro, Chatham
NC
Gilliam Patrick
Pittsboro, Chatham
NC
Gilliam Upchurch 
Pittsboro, Chatham
NC
Guilliam Walker
Union, Clinton
OH
Gillem Sale
Abbeville
SC
Gillum King 
Chesterfield
SC
Gillim Williams
Edgefield
SC
Gillum Long 
Lancaster
SC
Gilliam Harwell
Giles
TN
Gilliam King
Henderson
TN
Gilliam Turney 
Lincoln
TN
Gillum Harp 
Madison
TN
Gillum Adams 
Perry
TN
Gilliam Mosley 
Rutherford
TN
Gilliam Rachels
Weakley
TN
Gilliam Sandidge
Amherst
VA
Gilliam Nunnery
Bedford
VA
Gilliam Stewart
Dinwiddie
VA
Gilliam Hobbs
Greensville
VA
Gilliam B Chavis
Part II, Mecklenburg
VA
Gilliam Soggins 
Petersburg, Dinwiddie
VA
Gilham Stacey
Pittsylvania
VA
Gilliam Joyner 
Southampton
VA
Gilliam H Newsum
Surry
VA
Gilliam Bush
Sussex
VA
Gillian Sammons
Sussex
VA



Those with the Given Name Gilliam in the 1840 Census

Name
Home in 1840
State
Gillum Sothard
Benton
AL
Gillum Stoker
Chambers
AL
Gillam Harrison
Henry
AL
Gillam Moore
Henry
AL
Gillom Nicholson
Macon
AL
Gillam Hopper
Scott
ARK
Gillam Wood
District 213, Franklin
GA
Gillam Kidd
District 4, Coweta
GA
Gillam Goodman
District 636, De Kalb
GA
Gillam Wellbank
District 666, Habersham
GA
Gillam Scoggin 
District 700, Troup
GA
Gillum Graves
District 792, Cherokee
GA
Gillam Dickins
District 88, Washington
GA
Gillum Walston
District 898, Cobb
GA
Gillam Lively
District 956, Walton
GA
Gillam Allen
Laurens
GA
Gillam Hicks
Marion
GA
Gilham Duncan
Macon
IL
Gillam Hill
Monroe, Gallatin
IL
Gillum Reynolds
Grayson, Owen
IN
Gillam Ezell
Christian
KY
Gillum Barrow
Clark
KY
Gillum Ezell
Lafayette, Christian
KY
Gideon McLemore
Rockcastle
KY
Gillam Davis
Apple Creek, Cape Girardeau
MO
Gillam Morain
Benton, Linn
MO
Gillam Riggan
Davidson
NC
Gillam Norwood 
Franklin
NC
Gilliam Johnson
Northampton
NC
Gillam Johnson
Rockingham District, Rutherford
NC
Guillam Jones
South Division, Randolph
NC
Gillam Upchurch
Wake
NC
Gillam Hobbs
Fairfield, Highland
OH
Gillem Sares
Montgomery
OH
Gillam King
Chesterfield
SC
Gillam Sewell 
Chesterfield
SC
Gilham Long
Lancaster
SC
Gillam Huckaby
Laurens
SC
Gilliam Smith
Newberry District, Newberry
SC
Gillim Patrick
Benton
TN
Gillom Adams
Benton
TN
Gillem Upchurch
District 11, Jackson
TN
Gillam Harris
Hardeman
TN
Gillum Stacey
Marshall
TN
Gilleson Suthard
Mcminn
TN
Gillum Cone
Rutherford
TN
Gillam Wiles
Shelby
TN
Gwilliam Jackson
Sullivan
TN
Guilliam Barker
Henry
VA



Sources
  • Ancestry.com Census Records
  • Binnsgenealogy.com Tax Lists