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Subject: Re: Fillister
Author: Charls   (guest)
Date: July 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Reply to: Re: Fillister by Marc

Hmm... It seems like the Filisters of Minnesota are of Jewish origin, from the place and name Philistine, but it doesn't seem like the FiLListers of Ohio and England are of the same origin. The origins of Filister seems to be different than the origins of Fillister. According to http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Fillister , the Fillisters of Ohio also takes the surname "Filliater", a French surname. Now looking at the Filliater surname, they are also from the same place, Ohio, both surnames Fillister/Filliater are only recorded there in the US.

Now, for the British surname Fillister, I'd say it's either of French origin, or an occupational name of Old English origin. The "Philistine" Jewish origin for the British surname Fillister, I don't think so, but I could be wrong. I'll try to find out more.

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