Phillpot is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Phillpot family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Phillpot comes from the name Phillipot,
which is a version of 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 Phillpot family
The surname Phillpot was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
One of the earliest records of the family was that of Sir John Philpot, Phelipot (died 1384.) He was Mayor of London, but was a native of Kent. He became a member of the Grocers' Company of London where one of the earliest members was Phelypot Farnham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Phillpot family
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Phillpot Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Phillpot were recorded, including Phillpott, Phillpotts, Phillpot, Phillpots, Philpot, Philpots, Philpott and many more.
Early Notables of the Phillpot family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Phillpott (1589-1645), Somerset
herald, son of Henry Philpot and his wife. The Journal of the House of Lords, Volume 3: 20 May 1624 states that "Sir John Phillpott, Knight, is... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Phillpot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Phillpot family to Ireland
Some of the Phillpot family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Phillpot family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Phillpot arrived in North America very early:
Phillpot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Margaret Phillpot who settled in Virginia in 1654 with her husband
Phillpot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Phillpot, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855