Philpots is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The name Philpots came 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 Philpots family
The surname Philpots 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 Philpots family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Philpots research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1640 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Philpots History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Philpots Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Philpots are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Philpots include Phillpott, Phillpotts, Phillpot, Phillpots, Philpot, Philpots, Philpott and many more.
Early Notables of the Philpots 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 Philpots Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Philpots family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Philpots Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John H. Philpots, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874