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The history of the Fillingim family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in the town of Fillingham in Lincolnshire.

Fillingim Early Origins



The surname Fillingim 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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Fillingim Spelling Variations


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Fillingim Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Filingham, Fillingham, Felingham, Fellingham and many more.

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Fillingim Early History


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Fillingim Early History



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

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Fillingim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fillingim Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fillingim 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Fillingim or a variant listed above were: Francis Fillingham who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1637.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillingim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillingim (post 1700)



  • Dana Fillingim (1893-1961), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1915 to 1925, known for his spitball, one of the few pitchers allowed to continue throwing the pitch after it was outlawed in 1921

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Fillingim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fillingim 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 30 May 2016 at 07:31.

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