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The ancestors of the bearers of the name Phillips 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.

Phillips Early Origins



The surname Phillips 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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Phillips Spelling Variations


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Phillips Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Phillips 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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Phillips Early History


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Phillips Early History



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

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Phillips Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Phillips In Ireland


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Phillips In Ireland



Some of the Phillips 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



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Phillips:

Phillips Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elinor and Henry Phillips who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Phillips, who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Bartholmew Phillips, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • Day Phillips, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Alice Phillips, who arrived in Maryland in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillips Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Phillips, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Ellinor Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Daniel Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Elizabeth Phillips, who landed in Carolina in 1724
  • Edmund Phillips, who arrived in Virginia in 1741

Phillips Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Phillips, who arrived in Long Island in 1815
  • Grace Phillips, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Alexander Lewis Phillips, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Cecil Phillips, aged 3, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838
  • Abraham, Alexander, Ann, David, and George Phillips, and many others who arrived at Philadelphia between 1807 and 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillips Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Phillips, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Evan Phillips, who settled in Newfoundland between 1663-1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Diana Phillips, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eleonor Phillips, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Private. John Phillips U.E., (Philips) (b. 1757) born in Rhode Island, New York, USA from Kingsbury, Charlotte County, New York who arrived at Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1777, then he resettled in Chambly, Quebec in 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in Major Roger's command of the King's Rangers, married to Ann Burden in 1757 having 11 children, he died in Chambley, Quebec [2]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. Martha Phillips U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 513 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]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. Matthew Phillips U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]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.)

Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Phillips, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • John Phillips, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • David Phillips, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • Sally Phillips, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • Robert Phillips arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillips Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles Phillips, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Phillips Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bat Phillips, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Sampson Phillips, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Thomas Phillips, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Solomon Phillips, a blacksmith, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • B.A. Phillips, a carpenter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Phillips Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Phillips, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • John Phillips, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Catherine Phillips, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Henry Phillips, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Fanny Phillips, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillips (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Phillips (post 1700)



  • Keith Anthony "Tony" Phillips (1959-2016), American Major League Baseball utility player who played from 1982 to 1999
  • Lawrence Lamond Phillips (1975-2016), American NFL and CFL football player; he died in prison where he was serving a seven-year term for felony assault with a deadly weapon
  • Daniel Thomas Phillips (1842-1905), American politician, U.S. Consul in Cardiff, 1897-1905
  • Sidney C. Phillips Jr. (1924-2015), American marine and family physician who provided source material and interviews for the making of Ken Burns' PBS documentary film The War
  • Lawrence S. Phillips (1927-2015), American businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of Phillips-Van Heusen until 1995, founder and chairman of American Jewish World Service
  • Lanier W. Phillips (1923-2012), African-American survivor of the wreck of the USS Truxtun off the coast of Newfoundland, the first US Navy black sonar technician, awarded an honorary degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2008 and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Howard Phillips (1941-2013), American politician, founder of the Constitution Party
  • John McCandlish Phillips Jr., (1927-2013), American journalist and author on religious subjects who worked at the New York Times from 1952 to 1973
  • Pauline Esther Phillips (1918-2013), also known as Abigail Van Buren, an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the "Dear Abby" column in 1956
  • Ralph Saul Phillips (1913-1998), American mathematician awarded the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 1997
  • ... (Another 358 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Phillips Historic Events


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Phillips Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. James Douglas Phillips (b. 1962), American Sergeant from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mr. Alvin Phillips (b. 1963), American Private from Oakaloosa, Iowa, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Ms. Ruthie Phillips (b. 1959), American Flight attendant from New York, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Master Hubert Phillips (1903-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Ethel Phillips (1901-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Rachel Phillips (1860-1914), née Pass Canadian Third Class Passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Frederick Ernest Phillips (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ronald G Phillips (b. 1919), Scottish Paymaster Lieutenant (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Delhi, India, Moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Raymond T Phillips (b. 1920), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Norman Phillips (b. 1917), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Lancelot J Phillips (b. 1912), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Newport, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Horace E Phillips (b. 1909), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Sir Tom Spencer Vaughan Phillips (b. 1888), KCB, English Admiral from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. D Phillips, British Cook, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Phillips, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Phillips, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Phillips, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leonard Phillips, British Leading Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Frederick Sandford Phillips (1961-1988), American Student from Little Rock, Arkansas, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Wallace Banta Phillips, American 1st Class Passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15
  • Miss Mary Phillips, English Stewardess from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William Phillips, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Hillcrest, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Walter John Phillips (d. 1912), aged 35, English Storekeeper from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John George "Jack" Phillips, aged 25, English Telegraphist from Godalming, Surrey who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in collapsible B but later died in the night
  • Mr. A. George Phillips (d. 1912), aged 27, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Escott Robert Phillips (d. 1912), aged 42, English Second Class passenger from Ilfracombe, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Alice Frances Louisa Phillips, aged 21, English Second Class passenger from Ilfracombe, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Phillips


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Suggested Readings for the name Phillips



  • Descendants of William and Elizabeth (Iser) Phillips of Columbiana County, Ohio By Rita Hineman Townsend.
  • Hatfield and Phillips Families of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia by Harry Leon Sellards.

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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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Phillips Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phillips 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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