Philpot Family History

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Philpot Name Meaning

English (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Phil(i)pot, a pet form of Philip.

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

Similar surnames: Pilot, Philson, Phippen, Philley, Philip, Chilcott, Wilmot, Hilton

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Philpot Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Philpot name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Philpot. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Philpot Family Origin

Where is the Philpot family from?

Philpot Family Occupations

What did your Philpot ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Philpot occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Philpot's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Philpot family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philpot.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Philpot Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Philpot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philpot census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Philpot. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Philpot. For the veterans among your Philpot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philpot Life Expectancy

What is the average Philpot lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Philpot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Philpot in 1944 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philpot 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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