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The nationality of Phillips is often very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Phillips may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from professions, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

Phillips Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Phillips come may come from a profession, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Phillips originate from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and other related texts. In many cases these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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Family names like Phillips vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family unions, and countries over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Phillips were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Phillips. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Phillips surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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