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Phillips DNA Family Groups

Currently, over 80 individual Phillips family groups have been established through Y-DNA analysis thus far. The Y-DNA signatures of all these different Phillips family groups indicate their Phillips lines are probably not related to each other within 1,000 years. The singles listed under Unassigned Members are probably not related to anyone else listed here through their Phillips lines within 1,000 years. This suggests the surname Phillips was adopted by many different unrelated men as surnames gradually came into existence from 1000 AD to 1800 AD. In other words, we do not all trace back to a single Phillips family. If you do not find your Phillips family on this website today, be sure to check back frequently in the future. We are currently gaining approximately 5 to 10 new members per month.

Family Group Lineages

We list all pedigrees for those who wish to be listed. We also post DNA results and pedigrees obtained from other online public databases. If you recognize your DNA results or pedigree and wish to have them removed, let us know. We hope that all Phillips families will eventually be listed on this website. We also hope to ultimately locate male descendants of every Phillips family to arrange for their DNA testing. Participation in the DNA Project is not a requirement for listing in this project, but we strongly encourage DNA testing.

Please note that these pedigrees do not contain a lot of detailed information. They are intended to allow a researcher to identify a family of interest. They are NOT intended to provide all of the information that is known about these families or to reveal the identity of any participants. Each ancestor's information should fit on one line and include name, birth date, birth place and wife's name. These pedigrees do not include any marriage information other than the name of the wife, and do not include any death information or any details on the wife. Our pedigrees begin with the earliest known paternal Phillips ancestor.

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