Philipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Philipp 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 Philipp family
The surname Philipp 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 Philipp family
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Philipp Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Philipp some of which are Philippe, Phillippe, Phillippes, Philippes, Philipp, Phillipp, Phelipe, Phelippe, Phellippe, Phellippes, Philipe, Phillipes, Philip, Phillip and many more.
Early Notables of the Philipp family (pre 1700)
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Philipp migration to the United States +
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Philipp were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Philipp were
Philipp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joh Georg Philipp, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1756 
- Sauter Philipp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 
Philipp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Philipp, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 
- Heinrich Jacob Robert Philipp, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1842 
- Bertha Philipp, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- Wilh Philipp, who landed in America in 1852 
- Georg Philipp, who arrived in North America in 1853 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Philipp (post 1700) +
- Elizabeth Jean Philipp (b. 1979), American film actress
- Emanuel L. Philipp (1861-1925), American politician and governor of the US state of Wisconsin
- Isidor Philipp (1863-1958), French pianist, composer, and distinguished pedagogue
- Hans Philipp, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 206 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Paul Philipp (b. 1950), retired Luxembourg football player and manager
- Peter Philipp (1971-2014), German writer and comedian
- Major-General Sir Ivor Philipp KCB, DSO (1861-1940), English officer in the British Indian Army
- Gunther Philipp (1918-2003), Austrian film actor
- Andrea Philipp (b. 1971), retired German sprinter
- Wilhelm Philipp, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 81 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Historic Events for the Philipp family +
- Werner Philipp (1916-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
- Edmund Philipp (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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)
- ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details