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.
Early Origins of the Philion family
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.
Early History of the Philion family
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Philion 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.
Early Notables of the Philion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Philion family to the New World and Oceana
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.