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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Fillmore come from when the family resided in Kent, where they took their name from some spot no longer known. However, the etymology of the name can be determined. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English roots fille, which means full or fertile, and mere, a word which meant lake.

Fillmore Early Origins



The surname Fillmore was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times at the manor of Herst, in the parish of Otterden, since the rteign of Edward II." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Fillmore Spelling Variations


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Fillmore Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fillmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Fillmore, Filmore, Filmer, Filmere, Filmour and others.

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Fillmore Early History


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Fillmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fillmore research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1688, 1588, 1653, 1622, 1676, 1657, 1707, 1648, 1720, 1689, 1683 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Fillmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fillmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fillmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Henry Filmer, a 16th-century English Protestant martyr, one of the Windsor Martyrs, during the reign of Henry VIII; William Fulman (1632-1688), an English antiquary; Sir Robert Filmer ( c. 1588-1653), an English political theorist who defended the divine right of kings; Sir Robert...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fillmore 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 shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fillmore or a variant listed above:

Fillmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Fillmore, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Fillmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Fillmore, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Fillmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. S. Fillmore, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Fillmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Wm. H. Fillmore, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1907
  • William H. Fillmore, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Parker H. Fillmore, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Wellington Fillmore, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Mrs. Frank H. Fillmore, aged 51, who emigrated to America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fillmore (post 1700)



  • Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore (1813-1881), second wife of 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore
  • Abigail Powers Fillmore (1798-1853), wife of Millard Fillmore, First Lady of the United States from 1850 to 1853
  • Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014), American ling Uist, and an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Clyde Fillmore (1875-1946), American actor from Santa Monica, California
  • Henry Fillmore (1881-1956), American bandmaster and band composer, best known for his many marches and screamers
  • President Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), American served as Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and in 1850 became President himself and had for his Secretary of State the famous Daniel Webster
  • Charles Fillmore (1854-1948), one of the founders of the Unity Church

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Fillmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fillmore 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 31 March 2016 at 12:25.

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