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Phillis One-Name Study

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Compiled and written by Kimberli Faulkner Hull
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Welcome to the Phillis one-name study. The study contains information, narratives, and other items related to the Phillis family and the associated variations of the surname including Fillis, Philes, Philis, and Phyllis. This study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies.

William Walker Phillis 1884-1962 profile

Profiles index: Profiles are sourced narratives written for Phillis family members. Following publication, profiles are indexed in the profiles index.

Kimberli Faulkner Hull’s direct line Phillis ancestors: Evelyn Lee Phillis Faulkner (mother), William Walker Phillis, John C. Phillis, Joseph Phillis, Charles Phillis, Joseph B. Phillis, Joseph Phillis.

Clippings: Phillis newspapers and obituaries clipped over the years. Under each of the articles and sources in the far right column is the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) shared between the person and Kimberli Faulkner Hull, if confirmed.

Photos: A collection of photos primarily from the Evelyn Phillis Faulkner and Eleanor Phillis Baird photo collection, privately held by Kimberli Faulkner Hull, and from the Harold and Mildred Kindblade Phillis photo collection, privately held by Kimberli Robberson.

Additional individual photos are also on the Phillis profile pagesHave Phillis photos? Great! If you would like to share photos for this section they are warmly welcomed as long as they are your photos to share – please do not take photos published from other’s family trees and submit them. Each photo published will require source information, including:

  • Identification: Name, description, and, if available, date, place
  • Provenance: Who owned the photo prior to the current owner, typically, a parent or grandparent.
  • Current owner: Your name.

Source information for the photos will be created with this information. Please use the contact form to get in touch.

Places: According to Forebears, the Phillis name is the 138,912th most popular name in the world with the most located in the United States and Australia. The highest concentration of families with the surname Phillis in the United States are found in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Cemeteries: A study on Phillis gravesites and their locations was completed in January 2022. As of January 2022, 1,928 Find A Grave memorials exist with the surname Phillis (1601) and Fillis (327) worldwide including maiden names. 1,139 (95.6%) memorials are in the United States; Phillis (975) and Fillis (164)

Items and ephemera: Phillis items and ephemera in the Faulkner-Hull Collection, ranging from certificates to a graduation exercises program to a pocket watch and associated research.

DNA: Kimberli Faulkner Hull atDNA matches (living descendants’ names are not identified).

Source Timelines: A source timeline is a list of sources with dates, abstracts, and the source location in a timeline format, grouped by year, decade, and century. At this time, all source timelines and the sources searched list are private as they are works in progress. Currently, the majority of the information relates to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The source timelines will be published in phases as available sources are abstracted by location and profiles are written.


Phase 1: The majority of the research for Phillis families living in Guernsey County, Ohio in the 1800s and their descendants has been completed and will be published in 2022 with profiles written for those individuals as they are published.

Phase 2: A large portion of the Phillis research for Pennsylvania and their descendants has been completed and will be published following the Ohio phase 1 research later in 2022.

Phase 3: The last phase of the project will add global Phillis family members, those with alternative spellings, and those that migrated to the United States in locations outside of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author and compiler, “Phillis One-Name Study” Cool Adventures ( posted 2022).

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