Origins of surname
This is a simple surname, Phillips meaning the son of Philip
The name, in its various forms, appears in Jersey church records as early as 1601, but in many spellings the name can be found back as far as the beginning of the 13th century in other documents. Because of the many variations in spelling it can be very difficult to trace family trees, and numerous online trees move from one spelling to another with no real justification for including people in the same descendancy.
- Philippe, 1329
- Phelippe, 1331
- Philip, 1299
- Philippi, 1338
- Philipe 1309
- Phelippes 1214
- Phillips baptisms in Jersey
- Phillips marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Phillips marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Phillips burials in Jersey
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Great War service
Frederick Alfred Phillips (1891-1975), son of Frederick (1857-1932) and Marion, nee Gurney and husband of Gwendolyn Sophie Herbert Smith (1896-1980). This portrait was painted by his close friend Edmund Blampied
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