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Where did the English Fillmore family come from? What is the English Fillmore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fillmore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fillmore family history?The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Fillmore come from when the family resided in Kent, where they took their name from some spot no longer known. However, the etymology of the name can be determined. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English roots fille, which means full or fertile, and mere, a word which meant lake.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fillmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Fillmore, Filmore, Filmer, Filmere, Filmour and others.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fillmore or a variant listed above:
Fillmore Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Fillmore, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
Fillmore Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Edwd Fillmore, who landed in Virginia in 1702
Fillmore Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- J. S. Fillmore, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
Fillmore Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Wm. H. Fillmore, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1907
- Wm H. Fillmore, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1907
- Parker H. Fillmore, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Wellington Fillmore, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1910
- Mrs. Frank H. Fillmore, aged 51, who emigrated to America, in 1914
- Clyde Fillmore (1875-1946), American actor from Santa Monica, California
- President Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), American served as Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and in 1850 became President himself and had for his Secretary of State the famous Daniel Webster
- Henry Fillmore (1881-1956), American bandmaster and band composer, best known for his many marches and screamers
- Charles J. Fillmore (b. 1929), American ling Uist, and an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley
- Abigail Powers Fillmore (1798-1853), wife of Millard Fillmore, First Lady of the United States from 1850 to 1853
- Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore (1813-1881), second wife of 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore
- Charles Fillmore (1854-1948), one of the founders of the Unity Church
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- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
The Fillmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fillmore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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