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The ancestors of the bearers of the name Philips were the ancient Britons that inhabited in the hills and Moors of Wales. This surname was derived from the personal name Philip. This name, which was usually Latinized as Philippus, was originally derived from the Greek name Philippos. This Greek name was composed of the words "philein," which means "to love," and "hippos," which means "horse." The personal name Philip owed its popularity to the medieval romances about Alexander the Great, whose father was Philip of Macedon.

Philips Early Origins



The surname Philips was first found in Kent, where legend has it that the family (but not the surname) is descended from Maximus, the Briton, Roman Emperor from 383 until his death in 388, and the King of Britain, when he married the daughter of Octavius, King of the Britons. Later the family was forced back into Wales by the invading Saxons, where they traditionally claim descent from Tudwal (c.AD 528-564) "of the wounded knee," a descendant of Rhodri Mawr, first King of Wales.

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Philips Spelling Variations


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Philips Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Philips have included Phillips, Philips, Phillip, Philip, Pilip, Pillips, Fillip, Filip, Filips, Phillipes, Philipes, Phillup, Philups, Fillups, Filups, Pilups, Pillups, Fulop and many more.

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Philips Early History


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Philips Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philips research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1586, 1638, 1604, 1629, 1613, 1680, 1640, 1640, 1644, 1674, 1749, 1676, 1709, 1701, 1594, 1674, 1653, 1662, 1630, 1696, 1631, 1706, 1638, 1699, 1640, 1720, 1724, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Philips History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Philips Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Philips Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Robert Phelips ( c. 1586-1638), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1629; Edward Phelips (c. 1613-1680), an English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Ilchester (1640) and (1640-1644), who fought for the Royalist...

Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Philips Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Philips In Ireland


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Philips In Ireland



Some of the Philips family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Philips:

Philips Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Philips, who arrived in Maryland in 1648
  • Joseph Thom Philips, who arrived in Maryland in 1649-1650
  • Gisbert Philips, who landed in America in 1650
  • Gysbert Philips, aged 24, landed in New York in 1651
  • John Philips, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Philips Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Philips, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Jacob Philips, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Katherine Philips, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Dorothy Philips, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Johan Philips, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Philips Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Philips, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Patrick Philips, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Aaron Philips, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Abraham Philips, aged 35, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Benjamin Philips, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Philips Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nicholas Philips, who arrived in New York in 1907

Philips Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Philips, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Philips U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 541 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mrs. Miley Philips U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 540 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Peter Philips U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Thomas Philips U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Philips Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Philips, who landed in Canada in 1819
  • Ralph Philips, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Joseph Philips, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Philips, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • James Philips, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

Philips Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Philips arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Mary Philips, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Martha Philips arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851
  • Jean Philips, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Philips Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Philips, aged 21, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • William Philips, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Philips, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • James Philips, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Philips, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Philips (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Philips (post 1700)



  • Emo Philips (b. 1956), born Phil Soltanek, an American comedian
  • Chuck Philips, American reporter who co-won (with Michael A. Hiltzik) the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting
  • Sir George Philips (1789-1883), 2nd Baronet, a British Whig politician, High Sheriff of Warwickshire (18591860)
  • Sir George Philips (1766-1847), 1st Baronet, an English textile industrialist and politician
  • Frederik Jacques "Frits" Philips (1905-2005), Dutch fourth chairman of the board of directors of the Dutch electronics company Philips
  • Ambrose Philips (1674-1749), English poet and politician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ducit amor patriae
Motto Translation: Patriotism leads me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

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  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Philips Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Philips Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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