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Find more Philips relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 6,856 less people named Philips in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 24,405 people named Philips in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 28% less people named Philips in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,549 people named Philips were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 16,723 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled
  • 1,521 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,802

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Philips families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 1,274 were born in foreign countries