Philipson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Philipson is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 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 Philipson family
The surname Philipson 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." 
Early History of the Philipson family
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Philipson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Philipson have been found, including Phillipson, Phillippson, Philippson, Philipson and others.
Early Notables of the Philipson family (pre 1700)
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| Philipson migration to the United States ||+|
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Philipson were among those contributors:
Philipson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Oluf Philipson, who landed in Delaware in 1655 
Philipson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh F Philipson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 
- David Philipson, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1892
- Grace Philipson, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1893
- Carl W. P. Philipson, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Agnes Philipson, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
Philipson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lillian Philipson, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1907
- Hannah Philipson, aged 6, who immigrated to the United States from Parton, England, in 1909
- Elizabeth Philipson, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Parton, England, in 1909
- Florence Philipson, aged 32, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
- Alex Philipson, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
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| Philipson migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Philipson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Philipson, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Philipson (post 1700) ||+|
- Morris Harris Philipson (1926-2011), American novelist and book publisher, the longest-serving director in the history of the University of Chicago Press (1967-2000)
- Tomas J. Philipson, American Professor of Health Economics at the University of Chicago
- David Philipson (1862-1949), American Reform rabbi, orator, and author
- Leonard Wilson Philipson (1838-1873), English co-managing partner of Atkinson and Philipson in 1864, son of George Hare Philipson
- John Philipson (1832-1898), English co-managing partner of Atkinson and Philipson in 1864, son of George Hare Philipson
- Sir George Hare Philipson MD, FRCP (1836-1918), English physician, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham (1910-1912), President of the British Medical Association in 1893
- George Hare Philipson (1801-1876), English co-founder of Atkinson and Philipson, a Coach Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1896, one of the first members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Sir Frederic Samuel Philipson -Stow (1849-1908), 1st Baronet of Cape Town in the Colony of Cape of Good Hope, and Blackdown House in Lodsworth in the County of Sussex, English diamond magnate who assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Philipson in 1891
- Sir Robin Philipson (1916-1992), English-born, Scottish painter
- Hylton "Punch" Philipson (1866-1935), English cricketer
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.