The Philippon 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 Philippon family
The surname Philippon 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 Philippon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philippon research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1584, 1291 and 1361 are included under the topic Early Philippon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Philippon 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 Philippon, including Philippe, Phillippe, Phillippes, Philippes, Philipp, Phillipp, Phelipe, Phelippe, Phellippe, Phellippes, Philipe, Phillipes, Philip, Phillip and many more.
Early Notables of the Philippon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Philippon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Philippon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pierre Philippon, who arrived in Canada in 1737
Contemporary Notables of the name Philippon (post 1700)
- Thomas Philippon, French economist
- Antoine Philippon (b. 1989), French footballer
- Armand Philippon (1761-1836), French soldier during the French Revolution and the subsequent First French Empire