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Phillipps Name Meaning

English and Dutch: variant spelling of Phillips.

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


Similar surnames: Philipps, Phillipp, Philips, Phillips, Phillippe, Phillis, Phillip

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Where is the Phillipps family from?

You can see how Phillipps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Phillipps family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Phillipps families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Phillipps families living in Georgia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Phillipps's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Phillipps families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Phillipps surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Phillipps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Phillipps. 21% of Phillipps men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Phillipps women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Phillipps were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Phillipps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phillipps 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Phillipps. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Phillipps. For the veterans among your Phillipps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Phillipps lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Phillipps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Phillipps in 1960 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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