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Fillenworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Fillenworth family


The surname Fillenworth was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history prevailed after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the year 1172 when Alan of Fillingham succeeded to the estates in that county. He was probably descended from the Domesday Book tenant taken in 1086 of the lands and village of Fillingham, Anschitil from Roger de Poitou, a Norman Baron.

Early History of the Fillenworth family


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Fillenworth Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Fillingham, Fillingworth, Fillesworth, Fillingley, Fillenworth, Fillenwarth, Fillingwarth, Fillinham and many more.

Early Notables of the Fillenworth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fillenworth family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fillenworth or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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