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The Phillip 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.

Phillip Early Origins



The surname Phillip 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.

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Phillip Spelling Variations


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Phillip Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Phillip is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Philippe, Phillippe, Phillippes, Philippes, Philipp, Phillipp, Phelipe, Phelippe, Phellippe, Phellippes, Philipe, Phillipes, Philip, Phillip and many more.

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Phillip Early History


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Phillip Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phillip research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1584, 1291 and 1361 are included under the topic Early Phillip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Phillip Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Phillip Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Phillip Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, 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 Phillip 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 Phillip were

Phillip Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Phillip settled in Virginia in 1623
  • William Phillip and his son Joseph settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Phillip Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Joseph Phillip settled in Philadelphia in 1753 and 1759 respectively

Phillip Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Phillip, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Etienne Phillip, who arrived in Mississippi in 1852
  • J. Phillip settled in Texas in 1858

Phillip Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Phillip arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1848
  • Judge J. Phillip arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849
  • James Phillip arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • Hannah Phillip, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Phillip Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Phillip landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry J Phillip landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Phillip, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884
  • Arthur Phillip, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillip (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillip (post 1700)



  • Andrew Michael "Handy Andy Phillip (1922-2001), American guard/forward in professional basketball
  • Mary Phillip (b. 1977), English football player
  • Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), English 1st Governor of New South Wales

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Phillip Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phillip 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2013 at 10:15.

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