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

Fillion Early Origins



The surname Fillion 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.

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Fillion Spelling Variations


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Fillion 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.

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Fillion Early History


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Fillion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fillion research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fillion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fillion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fillion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fillion 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fillion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berthe Fillion, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Henri Fillion, aged 31, who landed in America from Alencon, France, in 1920
  • Louis Fillion, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Louis Fillion, aged 29, who landed in America from Bertry, France, in 1921
  • Marthe Fillion, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fillion Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Maxime Fillion, aged 57, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1910
  • Georges Fillion, aged 40, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1917

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillion (post 1700)



  • Joseph Louis Robert Edgar Fillion (1920-2015), Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens winning two Stanley Cups (1944 and 1946)
  • Nathan Fillion (b. 1971), Canadian actor
  • Jean-François "Jeff" Fillion, Quebec radio host
  • Gilbert Fillion (1940-2007), member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997
  • Bob Fillion (b. 1921), Canadian retired professional NHL hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Fillion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fillion 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 13 August 2015 at 14:43.

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