Phillips History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Phillips 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 Phillips family

The surname Phillips 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 Phillips family

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Phillips Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacPhilbin, McPhilbin, Philbin, Philben, Phillips and others.

Early Notables of the Phillips family (pre 1700)

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Phillips migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Phillips Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elinor and Henry Phillips who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Phillips, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Bartholmew Phillips, who landed in Maryland in 1637 [1]
  • Day Phillips, who landed in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • Alice Phillips, who arrived in Maryland in 1648 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Phillips Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Phillips, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Ellinor Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 [1]
  • Daniel Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [1]
  • Elizabeth Phillips, who landed in Carolina in 1724 [1]
  • Edmund Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1741 [1]
Phillips Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Phillips, who arrived in Long Island in 1815 [1]
  • Grace Phillips, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • Alexander Lewis Phillips, who landed in New York in 1822 [1]
  • Cecil Phillips, aged 3, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [1]
  • Abraham, Alexander, Ann, David, and George Phillips, and many others who arrived at Philadelphia between 1807 and 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Phillips Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Phillips, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Phillips migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Evan Phillips, who settled in Newfoundland between 1663-1679 [2]
Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Diana Phillips, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eleonor Phillips, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Private. John Phillips U.E., (Philips) (b. 1757) born in Rhode Island, New York, USA from Kingsbury, Charlotte County, New York who arrived at Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1777, then he resettled in Chambly, Quebec in 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in Major Roger's command of the King's Rangers, married to Ann Burden in 1757 having 11 children, he died in Chambley, Quebec [3]
  • Mrs. Martha Phillips U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 513 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]
  • Mr. Matthew Phillips U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Phillips, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • John Phillips, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • David Phillips, aged 35, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • Sally Phillips, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • Robert Phillips, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Charles Phillips, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Phillips migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Phillips Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Bat Phillips, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Miss Eleanor Phillips, (b. 1793), aged 28 born in Kenwyn, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall in 1821, sentenced for 7 years for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1821 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • Ms. Eleanor Phillips(b. 1793), aged 28, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 24th March 1821, sentenced for 7 years for housebreaking and stealing articles of clothing, transported aboard the ship "Mary Anne" in November 1821 to New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Sampson Phillips, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • Thomas Phillips, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillips migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Phillips Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Phillips, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1838 [9]
  • Mr. John Phillips, (b. 1805), aged 36, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [9]
  • Mrs. Catherine Phillips, (b. 1803), aged 38, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [9]
  • Miss Fanny Phillips, (b. 1831), aged 10, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [9]
  • Miss Emma Phillips, (b. 1833), aged 8, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Phillips (post 1700)

  • Jim W. Phillips Sr. (1931-2018), American politician, member of the North Carolina Senate from 1997 to 2001
  • Elizabeth D. "Betty" Phillips (1945-2017), née Capald, an American academic, provost and executive vice president of Arizona State University (2006-2013)
  • Norman Edwin "Ed" Phillips (1944-2017), American Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1970 season
  • James Dickson Phillips Jr. (1922-2017), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1994-2017)
  • David Phillips (1956-2017), American cinematographer, known for his work on The Basketball Diaries and Saturday Night Live
  • Keith Anthony "Tony" Phillips (1959-2016), American Major League Baseball utility player who played from 1982 to 1999
  • Lawrence Lamond Phillips (1975-2016), American NFL and CFL football player; he died in prison where he was serving a seven-year term for felony assault with a deadly weapon
  • Sidney C. Phillips Jr. (1924-2015), American marine and family physician who provided source material and interviews for the making of Ken Burns' PBS documentary film The War
  • Lawrence S. Phillips (1927-2015), American businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of Phillips-Van Heusen until 1995, founder and chairman of American Jewish World Service
  • Lanier W. Phillips (1923-2012), African-American survivor of the wreck of the USS Truxtun off the coast of Newfoundland, the first US Navy black sonar technician, awarded an honorary degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2008 and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • ... (Another 374 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Phillips family

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. James Douglas Phillips (b. 1962), American Sergeant from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash [10]
  • Mr. Alvin Phillips (b. 1963), American Private from Oakaloosa, Iowa, USA who died in the crash [10]
  • Ms. Ruthie Phillips (b. 1959), American Flight attendant from New York, USA who died in the crash [10]
Empress of Ireland
  • Master Hubert Phillips (1903-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
  • Miss Ethel Phillips (1901-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
  • Mrs. Rachel Phillips (1860-1914), née Pass Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
HMAS Sydney II
HMS Cornwall
  • Rex Phillips (d. 1942), British Ordinary Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [13]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Ronald G Phillips (b. 1919), Scottish Paymaster Lieutenant (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Delhi, India, Moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Raymond T Phillips (b. 1920), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Norman Phillips (b. 1917), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Lancelot J Phillips (b. 1912), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Newport, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Horace E Phillips (b. 1909), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Sir Tom Spencer Vaughan Phillips (b. 1888), KCB, English Admiral from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. D Phillips, British Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Phillips, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Phillips, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Phillips, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [15]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Leonard Phillips, British Leading Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [16]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Walter G. Phillips, British Regulating Petty Officer with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [17]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Frederick Sandford Phillips (1961-1988), American Student from Little Rock, Arkansas, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [18]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Wallace Banta Phillips, American 1st Class Passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [19]
  • Miss Mary Phillips, English Stewardess from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [19]
  • Mr. William Phillips, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Hillcrest, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [20]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Walter John Phillips (d. 1912), aged 35, English Storekeeper from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. John George "Jack" Phillips, aged 25, English Telegraphist from Godalming, Surrey who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in collapsible B but later died in the night [21]
  • Mr. A. George Phillips (d. 1912), aged 27, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. Escott Robert Phillips (d. 1912), aged 42, English Second Class passenger from Ilfracombe, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Miss Alice Frances Louisa Phillips, aged 21, English Second Class passenger from Ilfracombe, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [21]
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  11. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  12. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  13. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  14. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  15. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  16. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  17. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  18. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
  19. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  20. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  21. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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