Philhower Family History
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Philhower Name Meaning
Classicized spelling of German Vielhauer, an occupational name for a file maker, from Middle High German vile ‘file’ + an agent derivative of houwen ‘to chop or cut’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Vilhauer, Clower, Boomhower, Pilcher, Harrower, Hilmer, Hillier