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The ancestors of the bearers of the name Phillipps 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.

Phillipps Early Origins



The surname Phillipps 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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Phillipps Spelling Variations


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Phillipps Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Phillipps name over the years has been spelled 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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Phillipps Early History


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Phillipps Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phillipps 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 Phillipps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Phillipps Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Phillipps 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 Phillipps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Phillipps In Ireland


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Phillipps In Ireland



Some of the Phillipps 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 people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Phillipps:

Phillipps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Phillipps, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • Jo Phillipps, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Lewis Phillipps, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Phillipps, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Phillipps, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillipps Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Homer F Phillipps, who arrived in Colorado in 1906

Phillipps Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Phillipps, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillipps (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillipps (post 1700)



  • Adelaide Phillipps (1833-1882), British-born, American opera singer
  • Everard Aloysius Lisle Phillipps VC (1835-1857), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Ambrose Phillipps (1707-1737), English politician, Member of Parliament for Leicestershire (17341737)
  • John Hugh "Jack" Phillipps CBE (1898-1977), New Zealand cricket administrator, manager of the New Zealand cricket team's tours of England in 1949 and 1958
  • Roy Cecil Phillipps MC & BAr, DFC (1892-1941), Australian fighter ace of World War I credited with 15 aerial victories
  • Sir William Herbert Phillipps (1847-1935), South Australian businessman and philanthropist
  • Vivian "Henry" Phillipps (1870-1955), British teacher, lawyer and Liberal politician, Chairman of the Liberal Party Organisation (19251927)
  • Anthea Phillipps B.S c. (b. 1956), British botanist and author
  • Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), 1st Baronet was an English antiquary and book collector

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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



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Phillipps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phillipps 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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