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What does the name Phillips mean?

The origin of the Phillips surname is English and has been found in records dating back to the 1200s. Phillips is a patronymic name that denotes someone who is the son or descendant of a person named Phillip, a popular name until the reign of Elizabeth I.

The earliest occurrence of the Phillips surname in our family history documents is from 1530, and we currently have 3,118,124 records where Phillips appears.

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