Show ContentsFillieul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Fillieul 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 Fillieul surname derives from the Old French word "fils," which meant "son;" and as such was a nickname for the youngest son in a family.

Early Origins of the Fillieul family

The surname Fillieul 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.

Early History of the Fillieul family

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Fillieul 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.

Early Notables of the Fillieul family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fillieul family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michel Filion, who married Marguerite Aubert in Quebec in 1661; Antoine Filion, a carpenter, who married Marie Latouche in Boucherville in 1701; Jean Filhon, who settled in Virginia in 1714. on Facebook