The Phillips Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Phillips family.

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The Phillips Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Phillips
1841 Census1597
1851 Census10090
1861 Census17857
1871 Census28033
1881 Census39519
1891 Census46944
1901 Census62758
1911 Census74294

Most Frequent Forenames for the Phillips Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Phillips 140 834 1397 2098 2625 2793 3206 3206
John Phillips 98 716 1236 1783 2290 2457 2958 3182
William Phillips 125 745 1355 1970 2599 2991 3673 4060
Thomas Phillips 77 510 878 1200 1575 1755 2121 2246
Elizabeth Phillips 83 494 871 1302 1663 1688 1903 1918
David Phillips 28 142 280 416 626 710 862 925
Sarah Phillips 75 409 689 986 1232 1360 1442 1442
Margaret Phillips 22 181 289 476 686 797 978 974
James Phillips 68 342 610 844 1085 1158 1412 1501
Ann Phillips 49 333 469 591 549 499 460 376
George Phillips 61 345 611 893 1204 1365 1720 1885
Jane Phillips 36 285 459 600 689 678 727 658
Henry Phillips 38 267 441 662 847 932 1051 1042
Anne Phillips 9 62 128 209 239 205 196 171
Charles Phillips 36 218 347 571 841 930 1162 1272
Hannah Phillips 17 122 189 275 344 421 446 437
Eliza Phillips 43 196 287 477 550 555 580 456
Catherine Phillips 11 87 160 248 290 342 410 370
Benjamin Phillips 9 62 135 187 241 267 302 286
Ellen Phillips 19 113 235 454 573 643 773 782

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Phillips family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Phillips

View Name: PHILLIPS.

PHILLIPS

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

History:
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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