Meaning This name, in all probability, arose from a residence near a lake or a fertile piece of ground; 'Fille,' Sax., denoting fullness or plenteousness, and 'mere,' a lake or moist piece of ground. The name has been spelled at different times 'Fylmere,' 'Filmour,' and 'Filmore.' Several other derivations may be found for the etymology of this name. From 'Filea,' Celtic and Gaelic, a bard, a historian, and 'mor,' great, that is, the famous bard. The 'Fileas,' among the Gauls, or Celts, were held in great esteem, and their office was honorable. They turned the tenets of religion into verse, and animated the troops before and during an engagement with martial odes, and celebrated the valorous deeds of the chieftains and princes who entertained them.
Origin Anglo-Saxon

Rank 7,373 (2000 US census) 5,790 (1990 US census)
Count 4,166 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 82.41%, or 3433 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 12.15%, or 506 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.43%, or 18 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.1%, or 46 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.06%, or 86 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.85%, or 77 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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Russian middle names

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Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

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