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Where is the Philips family from?
You can see how Philips families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Philips family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Philips families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 371 Philips families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Philips's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Philips families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Philips surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Philips. 20% of Philips men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Philips women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philips were Farming and Housekeeper.