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This unusual and interesting surname is a variant of the surname Phillmore, which is of English origin and is derived from the Norman personal name Filimor. The personal name is composed of the Germanic elements "filu", very and "meri, mari", famous, thus "very famous". The name was introduced into England by the Normans after the Invasion of 1066. The name development since 1598 (see below) includes the following: Alice Fillmar (1608, London), Saray Phillmore (1683, London) and William Phillimore (1795, London). The modern surname can be found as Filmer, Phillimore, Fellimore, Philymore, Philmore and Fillmar. Among the sample recordings in London were the marriages of Robert Filmer and Frances Chester on March 5th 1564 at St...

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