Shipley Family History

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Shipley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shirley, Shepley, Chipley, Shelley, Shippey, Ripley, Shippen, Smitley

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Shipley Family Origin

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Shipley Family Occupations

What did your Shipley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Shipley. 69% of Shipley men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Shipley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shipley were Carpenter and Laundryman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Laundryman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Shipley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Shipley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Shipley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Shipley. For the veterans among your Shipley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Shipley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shipley in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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