Phillip Phillips

by follers on November 25, 2014

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Birth Name: Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr.

Place of Birth: Albany, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 20, 1990

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, remote French

Phillip Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He won the eleventh season of the show American Idol (in 2012). See other American Idol winners here. Phillip is married to Hannah Blackwell.

Phillip’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Daniel Phillips, who was born, c. 1760, possibly in Ireland.

Phillip’s paternal grandfather is Gerald Leonard Phillips (the son of Carl L. Phillips and Mamie Lois). Carl was the son of Charley Jackson Phillips and Ada.

Phillip’s paternal grandmother is Annie Marie Casey (the daughter of Joseph Lee Casey and Eva Ona Duke). Joseph was the son of James B. Casey and Mary Ann Sasser. Eva was the daughter of Delmar/Delmer Duke/Dukes and Gertrude/Trudie Walker.

Phillip’s maternal grandfather is Benjamin W. Jacks, Jr. (the son of Benjamin W. Jacks and Elsie Hines). Phillip’s great-grandfather Benjamin was the son of Hyden Timothy Jacks/Jack and Mary Elizabeth Webb. Elsie was the daughter of Lafayette Lace Hines and Dora Bell Peeples.

Phillip’s maternal grandmother is Dorothy “Aileen” Wilson (the daughter of Clifford Waller Wilson and Mamie Ann Johnson). Clifford was the son of David Monroe Wilson and Maude Ethel Brasel. Phillip’s great-grandmother Mamie was the daughter of Samuel Alexander Johnson and Luvernia “Vernia” Goldberg. Luvernia was the daughter of William Charles Goldberg and Mary E. Brasel/Brazel. William had German ancestry; his paternal grandparents, Carl Charles Goldberg and Bertha Aurin, were German immigrants.

Sources: Genealogy of Phillip Phillips (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Phillip’s paternal grandmother, Annie Marie (Casey) Phillips –

Obituary of Phillip’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Wilson) Jacks –

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bearboy June 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

He is a great musician. Surprisingly I had a teacher with the last name Phillips who was 100% Ashkenazi Jewish… must of changed surnames of something like that?

gel February 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

If Daniel Phillips came from Ireland, why do you call him English? Always the assumption of English!

Also, Casey, Hines and Brasel are Irish names.

So the guy is mostly Irish. I thought he had an Irish look.

follers February 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

“possibly” from Ireland.

It looks like his “Casey” line leads back to a man named Robert Shadrach Cayce, born, c. 1685, in France. “Hines” I am less sure about. In this case, “Brasel” traces back to Edmund Bracewell, who was born, c. 1530, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, London, England.

Phillip Phillips could have a bit of Irish ancestry, but he definitely isn’t “mostly” of Irish descent.

Harriet November 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

I’m surprised he hasn’t got any Welsh ancestry, for the sole reason that he is called ‘Philip Philips’. It’s very common in Wales to find people with the same/similar first name to their surname.
– Morgan Morgan
– David Davies
– John Jones
– Hugh Hughes
Maybe he has somewhere in his family tree. (:

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