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The Philp surname was derived from the personal names Phelp or Philp, which were pet-forms of the personal name Philip. This name, 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.

Philp Early Origins



The surname Philp was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), 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.

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Philp Spelling Variations


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Philp Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Philp have included Phelps, Phellps, Phelpe, Phelpes, Phelphes and others.

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Philp Early History


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Philp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philp research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1283 is included under the topic Early Philp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Philp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Philp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Philp Notables 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Philp:

Philp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Philp, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865

Philp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A P Philp, who landed in Mississippi in 1904

Philp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Philp, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • William Philp (aged 27), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Samuel Philp, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Philp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Philp (post 1700)



  • Denis Alfred Peter Philp (1920-2006), Welsh dramatist and antiques expert
  • James George Philp (1816-1885), English landscape and coastal painter
  • The Reverend Robert Anderson Philp (1913-2008), Church of Scotland missionary in Kenya
  • David Philp (b. 1960), Cornish former professional football goalkeeper
  • Catherine Philp, British foreign correspondent for The Times
  • Clive Philp (1926-2007), Australian rules footballer
  • Mark Philp, British political philosopher and historian
  • James Philp (b. 1860), Scottish-born Australian journalist and author
  • Elizabeth Philp (1827-1885), English singer, music educator and composer
  • Ronny Philp (b. 1989), German footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Philp Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  8. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Philp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Philp 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.

This page was last modified on 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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