Anglo-Saxon name Philimore comes 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.
Early Origins of the Philimore family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Philimore family
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Philimore Spelling Variations
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. Philimore has been recorded under many different variations, including Fillmore, Filmore, Filmer, Filmere, Filmour and others.
Early Notables of the Philimore family (pre 1700)
(c. 1588-1653), an English political theorist who defended the divine right of kings; Sir Robert...
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Migration of the Philimore family to the New World and Oceana
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 Philimore or a variant listed above: John Filmer who settled in Virginia in 1623; Louise Filmer settled in Texas in 1859.
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