Philben History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Philben surname in Ireland derives from several sources, but there was certainly a native Gaelic name which evolved into such names as MacPhilbin and MacPhillips.
Early Origins of the Philben family
The surname Philben was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where historian O'Donovan, in the Annals of the Four Masters (1355) lists MacPhilbin as one of the chiefs of the district then known as Sil Anmachada in east Galway.
Early History of the Philben family
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Philben Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacPhilbin, McPhilbin, Philbin, Philben, Phillips and others.
Early Notables of the Philben family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Philben family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Phillips of Dundalk, who arrived in New York in 1803 aboard the "Diana"; Grace Phillips who arrived in New York in 1805 aboard the ".
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