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The nationality of Gillam can be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Gillam may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Gillam Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Gillam come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these profession-based family names might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Gillam originate from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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Last names like Gillam vary in their spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over generations. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Gillam were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Gillam. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Gillam last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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