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Phelps Surname History

It is a common misunderstanding that Phelps is related to Phillips. It is not. Phelps is a variation of Guelph. Guelph is the family name of the royal house of Hanover. Queen Victoria was a Guelph as was the current monarch, Elizabeth II until she officially changed it just before the birth of her son Andrew. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1999/feb/18/monarchy


Phelps came into use, probably in Wales in the middle ages, and is now an English surname.

Phelps is a variant of the Bavarian name Guelph. It appears to have emerged in Wales and is now a common English surname.

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Phelps Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Wales is the country of origin and is a variant of the Bavarian name Guelph. Phelps is an English surname. Most of the people who carry this name are ethnically caucasian. 

Phelps Meaning & Etymology

Phelps does not have a meaning per se because it is a royal family name.

Phelps Life Expectancy

According to our database of 21,105 people with the last name Phelps that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

71.3
years

Most Common Phelps First Names

According to our database of 31,310 people with the last name Phelps that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 2.8%
  • James 2.2%
  • John 2.2%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Charles 1.8%
  • George 1.3%
  • Thomas 0.9%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • Dorothy 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Donald 0.6%
  • Ruth 0.6%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Sarah 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Raymond 0.5%
  • Harold 0.5%
  • Harry 0.5%
  • Anna 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Barbara 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Earl 0.3%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Edna 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Patricia 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Marie 0.3%

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