When Samuel Phillips was born about 1771, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, his father, William Phillips, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Gilding, was 47. He married Ann Gascoyne Gaskin on 31 March 1792, in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died in 1844, at the age of 74, and was buried in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.
English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).