Many Phillips in America firmly believe they descend from Phillips who emigrated from Wales. It is hard to say how this belief got started. It may just be the result of wishful thinking, because many Phillips in America would like to think they descend from an aristocratic Philipps family who lived in a castle called Picton located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Y-DNA has now clearly proven we do not all descend from a single Phillips family, so it is impossible that we all trace back to the Picton Castle Philipps. The truth is Wales did not supply nearly as many immigrants to America as did England, Ireland and Scotland. Pembrokeshire itself supplied very few.