The ancestors of the Phipson family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Phipson came from 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 Phipson family
The surname Phipson was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Phipson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phipson research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1694, 1797, 1863, 1838, 1656, 1723 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Phipson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Phipson Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Phipps, Phipson, Phips and others.
Early Notables of the Phipson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Phips (Phipps) (1650-1694), American shipwright, ship's captain, treasure hunter, military leader, the first royally-appointed governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, best remembered for... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Phipson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Phipson family to Ireland
Some of the Phipson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Phipson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Phipson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Bond Phipson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm