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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Filion family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Filion surname derives from the Old French word "fils," which meant "son;" and as such was a nickname for the youngest son in a family.

Filion Early Origins



The surname Filion was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat since early times.

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Filion Spelling Variations


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Filion Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fillon, Filon, Fillion, Filion, Filhon, Fillou, Filou, Filloux, Filoux, Fillioud, Filioud, Fillieul, Filieul, Filliol, Filiol, Filliat and many more.

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Filion Early History


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Filion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Filion research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Filion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Filion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Filion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Filion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Filion Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Michel Filion married Marguerite Aubert in Quebec in 1661

Filion Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Filion, a carpenter, married Marie Latouche in Boucherville, Quebec in 1701

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Contemporary Notables of the name Filion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Filion (post 1700)



  • Gérard Filion CC GOQ MSRC (1909-2005), Canadian businessman and journalist
  • Hervé Filion OC (b. 1940), Canadian retired harness racer, Lou Marsh Trophy winner (1971)
  • Maurice Filion (b. 1932), Canadian former ice hockey coach, General Manager of the Quebec Nordiques (1974-1988) and Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques (1972-1973), eponym of the Maurice Filion Trophy
  • Roseline Filion (b. 1987), Canadian two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist diver

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Filion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Filion 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 11 October 2016 at 21:23.

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