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

Philion Early Origins



The surname Philion 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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Philion Spelling Variations


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Philion 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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Philion Early History


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Philion Early History



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

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Philion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Philion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Philion 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 or some of its variants were: Michel Filion, who married Marguerite Aubert in Quebec in 1661; Antoine Filion, a carpenter, who married Marie Latouche in Boucherville in 1701; Jean Filhon, who settled in Virginia in 1714.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Philion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Philion 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 26 July 2015 at 09:33.

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