PHILBIN Family History
This is a very unusual and apparently English surname. It is seemingly recorded in a number of forms including Fulbene, Filbourn, Filbeen, and Philbin, although it has to be said that the relative paucity of records has not allowed for a definately proven association between the spellings. It is a surname which as Philbin appears regularly on national British television, and as such there is a tendancy to make certain assumptions. The register of surnames of the diocese of Greater London shows that the name is apparently first recorded there in Napoleonic times with one Richard Philbin marrying Stella Desart at St Pancras Old Church on April 8th 1812.