History of your Surname
Get access to Fillingham family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Fillingham Family History

Fillingham Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Lincolnshire meaning ‘the homestead estate of the Fyglingas’ from the Old English personal name Fygla (derivative of Old English fugol ‘bird’) + -inga- ‘of the people of’ + hām ‘homestead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dillingham, Gillingham, Willingham, Billingham, Ellingham, Allingham

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Fillingham family from?

You can see how Fillingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fillingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fillingham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Fillingham families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Fillingham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fillingham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fillingham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fillingham. 34% of Fillingham men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Fillingham | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Fillingham family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Fillingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fillingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Fillingham

Passenger Lists

There are 992 immigration records available for the last name Fillingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Fillingham immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 951 military records available for the last name Fillingham. For the veterans among your Fillingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fillingham military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fillingham family history

Discover More

What is the average Fillingham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fillingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Fillingham in 1963 was 78, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fillingham

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Fillingham family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Fillingham last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial