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Where did the French Fill family come from? What is the French Fill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fill family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Villages, Villa, Valage, Valade, Valiech, Vella, Flage and many more.

First found in Provence, in the south west of France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Marseille and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fill research. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1535 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Fill History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Fill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Joh Fill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709

Fill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Fill, who arrived in America in 1832

Fill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • William Fill landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Fill, aged 36, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Fill, aged 30, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Jane Fill, aged 9, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Frances Fill, aged 7, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841


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  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Fill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fill 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.

This page was last modified on 2 December 2010 at 14:08.

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