Philipe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Philipe family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy. Their name is derived from the ancient Greek name Phillippos, which is composed of the elements philos, meaning love, and hippos, meaning horse, and indicated a person who loved horses.
Early Origins of the Philipe family
The surname Philipe was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat as an aristocratic family at Marigny. Conjecturally, this family may be descended from Phillip, the Count of Namur, but there have been many Kings of this name including Philip I, King of France, King Philip Augustus, Philip the Bold, Philip of Valois, or Philip of France, Duke of Burgundy, and many saints, bishops, Dukes, and other nobility and place names.
Early History of the Philipe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philipe research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1584, 1291, 1361, 1643, 1727, 1667, 1687, 1699 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Philipe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Philipe Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Philipe, including Philippe, Phillippe, Phillippes, Philippes, Philipp, Phillipp, Phelipe, Phelippe, Phellippe, Phellippes, Philipe, Phillipes, Philip, Phillip and many more.
Early Notables of the Philipe family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Philippe of Vitry, Composer of music and counselor to Jean, Duke of Normandy, 1291-1361.
Louis Phélypeaux (1643-1727), was Marquis de Phélypeaux (1667), Comte de Maurepas (1687), Comte de Pontchartrain (1699), known as the Chancellor de Pontchartrain, was a French politician. Isle Phelipeaux or Isle Philippeaux - also called Isle Minong is a phantom...
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Philipe migration to the United States +
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Philipe has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Philipe were
Philipe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Claude Philipe and his wife settled in Virginia in 1700
- Claude Philipe, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700 
- Jean Etienne Philipe, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 
Contemporary Notables of the name Philipe (post 1700) +
- Gérard Philipe (1922-1959), French Actor
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)