Fill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fill family

The surname Fill was 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.

Important Dates for the Fill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fill research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1535 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Fill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fill Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fill family (pre 1700)

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Fill migration to the United States

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 [1]
Fill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Fill, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]

Fill migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Fill, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Fill, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Fill, aged 30, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Jane Fill, aged 9, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Frances Fill, aged 7, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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