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Fillingham is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fillingham family lived in the town of Fillingham in Lincolnshire.

Fillingham Early Origins



The surname Fillingham was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat at Fillingham from ancient times. Conjecturally they were descended from a Norman noble, Anschitil, who held the manor and village of Fillingham from both Roger of Poitou and the King, which is recorded in the Domesday Book taken in 1086 A.D. Originally called Felingeham this ancient Roman site and church descended to the Lords of the manor of Fillingham about the 12th century.

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Fillingham Spelling Variations


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Fillingham Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Filingham, Fillingham, Felingham, Fellingham and many more.

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Fillingham Early History


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Fillingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fillingham research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1361 and 1368 are included under the topic Early Fillingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fillingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fillingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fillingham 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Fillingham or a variant listed above:

Fillingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Fillingham settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1637
  • Francies Fillingham, aged 32, arrived in New England in 1637
  • Richard Fillingham, who landed in Maryland in 1672

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillingham (post 1700)



  • Thomas "Tom" Fillingham (1904-1960), English professional footballer who played from 1928 to 1945
  • William Patrick Ingram "Pat" Fillingham FRAes (1914-2003), English test pilot for the de Havilland company

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Fillingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fillingham 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 1 June 2015 at 09:49.

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