We are of a Phillips line, and have found that you have to be very careful, one Phillips line is native american, the other came over from Ireland, scottland and that area. I've gone into qyite a few trees and found that the two names have been mixed. People don't seem to realize that native americans didn't have surnames. They kind of picked them up as them progressed. Our Phillips name came down from canada,as folk lore says one of our ancestors was working for a man that treated him very well and when the time came and he needed a surname he took the name from that man.