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Philipp Family History

Philipp Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): from the personal name Philipp (see Philip).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Philippi, Philip, Phillips, Philippe, Philips, Phillipp, Philipson

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Where is the Philipp family from?

You can see how Philipp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Philipp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Philipp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Philipp families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Philipp's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Philipp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Philipp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Philipp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Philipp. 12% of Philipp men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Philipp women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philipp were Clerk and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Philipp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philipp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Philipp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Philipp. For the veterans among your Philipp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Philipp lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Philipp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Philipp in 1954 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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