The name Philot was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Philot is based on 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 Philot family
The surname Philot 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 Philot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philot research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1640 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Philot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Philot 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 Philot were recorded, including Phillpott, Phillpotts, Phillpot, Phillpots, Philpot, Philpots, Philpott and many more.
Early Notables of the Philot 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 Philot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Philot 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 Philot arrived in North America very early: 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.