Phillipson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Phillipson reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the ancient given name Phillip. Phillip derives from the Greek name Phillipos, which derives from the words philein, meaning to love, and hippos, meaning horse.

Early Origins of the Phillipson family

The surname Phillipson was first found in Berwickshire. However some of the family were also found in the parish of Windermere in Westmorland. "The church [of Windermere], situated at Bowness, is a simple and venerable edifice, of which the east window of stained glass is said to have been brought from Furness Abbey: there are several curious memorials of the Philipson family, once the owners of Rayrigg, Calgarth, and the Island; and among the monuments of modern date." [1]

Important Dates for the Phillipson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phillipson research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305 and 1450 are included under the topic Early Phillipson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Phillipson Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Phillipson has been recorded under many different variations, including Phillipson, Phillippson, Philippson, Philipson and others.

Early Notables of the Phillipson family (pre 1700)

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Phillipson migration to the United States

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Phillipsons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Phillipson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Phillipson, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Ann Phillipson, who arrived in Maryland in 1638 [2]
  • Robert Phillipson, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [2]
Phillipson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Phillipson, who settled in Virginia in 1739
Phillipson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Phillipson, who landed in New York in 1836 [2]

Phillipson 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:

Phillipson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Phillipson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [3]
  • Mr. Francis Phillipson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [3]
  • Mr. Herbert Phillipson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [3]
  • John J. Phillipson, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Phillipson (post 1700)

  • Herbert E. Phillipson Jr. (b. 1923), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Lawyer; Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, 1959-60; Chair of Cass County Republican Party, 1968-76;
  • Fred E. Phillipson (b. 1929), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928
  • William Edward "Edddie" Phillipson (1910-1991), English first class cricketer
  • William Thomas "Tom" Phillipson (1898-1965), English footballer
  • Robert Phillipson (b. 1942), English-born Danish professor and author
  • Eddie Phillipson (1910-1991), English cricketer
  • David Walter Phillipson FBA FSA (b. 1942), British archaeologist, curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge (1981–2006)
  • Christopher Paul Phillipson (b. 1952), retired India-born, English cricketer
  • Bridget Maeve Phillipson (b. 1983), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South (2010-)

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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