Lunar New Year: Year of the Horse Day 13

Phillips family on horseback

The Phillips family on an excursion in an unknown location. Left to right: Eliza Laughlin Phillips, Major Duncan Clinch Phillips, unknown companion, Jim Phillips, Duncan Phillips, and a guide, before 1918. Photo: Phillips Collection Archives.

It was unknown to me when we started this Year of the Horse series that there was a little bit of important trivia to be learned. Thanks to Ianthe Gergel, we now know that the surname “Phillips” means “son of Phillip”, and that the given name Philip comes from the Latin name Philippus, meaning “fond of horses.”