Phillpotts is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Phillpotts family name 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 Phillpotts family
The surname Phillpotts 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.
Early History of the Phillpotts family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phillpotts research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1640 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Phillpotts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Phillpotts Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Phillpotts has been recorded under many different variations, including Phillpott, Phillpotts, Phillpot, Phillpots, Philpot, Philpots, Philpott and many more.
Early Notables of the Phillpotts family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Phillpott. The Journal of the House of Lords, Volume 3: 20 May 1624 states that "Sir... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Phillpotts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Phillpotts family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Phillpottss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Henry Philpot settled in Virginia in 1607; Phillip and John Philpott, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Margaret Phillpot who settled in Virginia in 1654 with her husband.
Contemporary Notables of the name Phillpotts (post 1700)
- Henry Phillpotts (1778-1869), English Bishop of Exeter (1830-1869)
- Dame Bertha Surtees Phillpotts (1877-1932), English scholar in Scandinavian languages, literature, history, archaeology and anthropology
- Eden Phillpotts (1861-1960), English novelist, poet, and dramatist