Phillips Family History and Background

Surnames Derivation: Son of Phillip. Also originates from the Greek name Philippos \"friend of horses\" as philos means friend and hippos means horse.

Name was common during the Middle Ages but became less popular from the Seventeenth Century when England was invaded by Phiilip II of Spain. Became popular again from the Nineteenth Century.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Phillips Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Phillips family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 1,438
Female Servant 1,251
Independent 899
Labourer 580
Farmer 568
Male Servant 513
Shoe Maker 255
Carpenter 205
Collier 188
Miner 141
Tailor 135
Dress Maker 109
Pauper 94
Mason 93
Servant 76
Blacksmith 75
Gardener 75
Publican 74
Pupil 71
Laundress 68
Grocer 67
Clerk 63
Copper Miner 63
Independant 62
Apprentice 62

Phillips Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Phillips 100% 387,949
2 Philips 88% 39,646
3 Phillipps 89% 3,989
4 Philipps 75% 2,059
5 Philliips 89% 1,647
6 Phillps 88% 875
7 Phllips 88% 294
8 Philllips 89% 139
9 Phillipes 89% 124
10 Phellips 88% 116
11 Phiilips 88% 101

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