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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Philson

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From Phil, a diminutive of Philip + -son.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Philson

Thomas was born in 1817 in County Londonderry. He passed away in 1899.


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Popularity of Philson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Philson U.S.
  White 37.50% 64.26%
  African American 55.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Philson

People with the last name Philson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Philson

  • How Popular is the name Philson? Philson is the 92,407th most popular name of all time. As a last name Philson was the 25,356th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Philson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Philson in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Philson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Philson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Philson is Sunday, June 17th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Philson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Philson was in 1977 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Philson: Your name in reverse order is Noslihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Phoinsl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Philson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 976 people with the last name Philson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Philson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Philson as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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