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Phillip Family History

Phillip Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Philip.

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

Similar surnames: Philip, Phillipp, Phillips, Phillis, Phillipps, Hillin, Philley

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Where is the Phillip family from?

You can see how Phillip families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Phillip family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Phillip families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Phillip families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Phillip's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Phillip families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Phillip surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Phillip ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Phillip. 47% of Phillip men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Phillip women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Phillip were Farmers Son and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Dressmaker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Phillip. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phillip 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Phillip. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Phillip. For the veterans among your Phillip ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Phillip lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Phillip life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Phillip in 1953 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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