Philo Family History

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Philo Name Meaning

Shortened form of any of various names based on Greek philo- ‘friend’ or ‘loving’, e.g. Philopoemon in Greek itself.

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

Similar surnames: Philip, Hill, Philp, Hild, Hilt, Primo, Priolo, Peil, Philmon, Chino

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Philo Family Origin

Where is the Philo family from?

Philo Family Occupations

What did your Philo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philo. The most common Philo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Philo's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Philo family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


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

Philo Historical Records

What Philo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Philo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Philo

Passenger List

There are 350 immigration records available for the last name Philo. 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 Philo. For the veterans among your Philo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philo Life Expectancy

What is the average Philo lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Philo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Philo in 1959 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Philo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philo 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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