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Philips Family History

Philips Name Meaning

English Scottish North German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages for example Italian Filippi Polish Filipowicz and Slovenian Filipič (see Filip ). Compare Phillips .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Philipps, Phillips, Philip, Philipp, Phillipps, Phillipp, Shilts

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Where is the Philips family from?

You can see how Philips families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Philips family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Philips families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 653 Philips families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Philips's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Philips families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Philips surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Philips ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Philips. 37% of Philips men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Philips women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philips were Clerk and Servant. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Income
    13%
  • Servant
    11%
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Census Records

There are 305,000 census records available for the last name Philips. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philips 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Philips. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Philips. For the veterans among your Philips ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Philips lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Philips life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Philips in 1942 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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