The ancestors of the Phillippson family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Phillippson is based on the ancient given name Phillip. Phillip
derives from the Greek name Phillipos,
which derives from the words philein,
meaning to love,
Early Origins of the Phillippson family
The surname Phillippson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Phillippson family
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Phillippson Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Phillippson include Phillipson, Phillippson, Philippson, Philipson and others.
Early Notables of the Phillippson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Phillippson family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Phillippsons to arrive on North American shores: Robert Phillipson settled in Virginia in 1638; John Phillipson settled in Virginia in 1739.