Philpot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Philpot was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It 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, and hippos, meaning horse.

Early Origins of the Philpot family

The surname Philpot 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. [1]

Early History of the Philpot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philpot research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1640, 1516, 1555, 1589, 1645, 1624, 1682, 1601, 1588, 1600 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Philpot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Philpot Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Philpot family name include Phillpott, Phillpotts, Phillpot, Phillpots, Philpot, Philpots, Philpott and many more.

Early Notables of the Philpot family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Philpot (1516-1555), English prelate, Archdeacon of Winchester, third son of Sir Peter Philpot, born at Compton, Hampshire; 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 certified to be a Captain of a Foot Company in Hampshire; and that he and his Wife and his Children are Papists." Thomas Philpot (died 1682) was a poet and miscellaneous writer, son of John Philipot, the Somerset herald. [1] Roger Filcock (d. 1601), was...
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United States Philpot migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Philpot family to immigrate North America:

Philpot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Philpot, who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Henry Philpot, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [2]
  • Richard Philpot, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [2]
  • Robert Philpot, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [2]
  • Thomas, John, Richard and William Philpot, who all, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Philpot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Philpot, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [2]
  • Spencer Philpot, who arrived in New York in 1789 [2]
Philpot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Philpot, aged 46, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Thomas D Philpot, who landed in Mississippi in 1860 [2]

Australia Philpot migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Philpot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Philpot, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849 [3]
  • Mary Ann Philpot, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849 [3]
  • Edward C. Philpot, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green" [4]
  • Eliza Philpot, aged 27, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" [5]

New Zealand Philpot migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Philpot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Maria Philpot, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Ashley" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th October 1858 [6]
  • Mr. Thomas Philpot, (b. 1837), aged 22, Canadian schoolmaster from Newfoundland travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [7]
  • George Philpot, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Eliza Philpot, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Mr. George Philpot, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Philpot (post 1700) +

  • John Philpot, American actor, known for The White River Kid (1999) and The 100 Days That Didn't Shake the World (2009)
  • Jon Philpot, American Daytime Emmy Award winning editor, known for his work on Wonder Showzen (2005), First Descent (2005) and Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (2015)
  • Cory Philpot, American former CFL football running back for the B.C. Lions (1993-1997) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1999-2000), two-time winner of the Eddie James Memorial Trophy
  • Andrew "Andy" Philpot, American actor and voice actor, known for his work on Castle in the Sky (1986), Twilight of the Dark Master (1997) and Final Fantasy X (2001)
  • J Morgan Philpot, American Politician, member of the Utah house of Representatives
  • Roy S. Philpot, American politician, Mayor of Pensacola, Florida, 1957-61
  • James E. Philpot, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1871
  • Granville Philpot, American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1891-92
  • Edward P. Philpot, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1865-67
  • Edward C. Philpot, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County 1st District, 1873-74
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  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20 June 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY GREEN 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marygreen1853.shtml.
  5. ^ South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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