Philips Family History

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Philips Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Phillips.

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


Similar surnames: Philipps, Phillips, Philip, Philipp, Phillipps, Phillipp, Shilts

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Philips Family Origin

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Philips Family Occupations

What did your Philips ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Philips family was Farming. The most common Philips occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Philips's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philips.

View Census data for Philips | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Philips ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Philips Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Philips. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philips census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Philips. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Philips. For the veterans among your Philips ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philips Life Expectancy

What is the average Philips lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Philips life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Philips in 1942 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Philips

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philips ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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