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What does the name Phillips mean?
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Our Phillips came from England arriving in Massachusetts in 1630.
English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip. In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi, Polish Filipowicz.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4