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Philipps Family History

Philipps Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and North German: variant spelling of Phillips.

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


Similar surnames: Philips, Phillipps, Phillips, Phillipp, Philip, Phillis, Philipp

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Where is the Philipps family from?

You can see how Philipps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Philipps family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Philipps families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Philipps families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Philipps's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Philipps families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Philipps surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Philipps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Philipps. 23% of Philipps men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Philipps women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philipps 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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Philipps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philipps 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Philipps. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Philipps. For the veterans among your Philipps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Philipps lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Philipps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Philipps in 1958 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

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