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Origin Displayed: Welsh
Spelling variations include: Phillips, Philips, Phillip, Philip, Pilip, Pillips, Fillip, Filip, Filips, Phillipes, Philipes, Phillup, Philups, Fillups, Filups, Pilups, Pillups, Fulop and many more.
First found in Kent where they were seated from very ancient times. History reveals that the family name is descended from Maximus, the Briton, who, in about 300 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Elinor Phillips who settled in Virginia in 1623, soon after the "Mayflower," and Henry Phillips who settled in Virginia in the same year; John, Edward, William, Andrew, Bodman, Charles, David, Griffith, James and Jo Phillips all settled with their families in Virginia between 1635 and 1667.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Patriotism leads me.
Suggested Readings for the name phillips
Descendants of William and Elizabeth (Iser) Phillips of Columbiana County, Ohio By Rita Hineman Townsend, Hatfield and Phillips Families of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia by Harry Leon Sellards.
Some noteworthy people of the name phillips
Percy phillips (1882-1961) Australian composer
Irna phillips (1901-1973) American writer and creator of the first known soap opera
Wendell phillips (1811-1884) American orator
Michelle phillips (1944-) American singer/actress
Edward phillips (1630-c.1696) English writer
John phillips (1631-1706) English writer
John Bertram phillips (1906-1982) English bible translator
Mark Antony Peter phillips (1948-) English horseman
Ulrich Bonnell phillips (1877-1934) American historian
Stephen phillips (1868-1915) dramatist and poet
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