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Phillis Family History

Phillis Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): variant of Phillips.

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


Similar surnames: Phillip, Philips, Phillipps, Hillis, Tillis, Millis, Philipps, Pullis

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Where is the Phillis family from?

You can see how Phillis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Phillis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Phillis families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Phillis families living in Ohio. This was about 58% of all the recorded Phillis's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Phillis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Phillis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Phillis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Phillis. 23% of Phillis men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Phillis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Phillis were Truck Driver 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Phillis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phillis 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 970 immigration records available for the last name Phillis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Phillis. For the veterans among your Phillis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Phillis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Phillis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Phillis in 1952 was 50, and 66 in 2004.

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