Shippen Family History

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Shippen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named from Old English scypen, scipen ‘cattleshed’, such as Shippen in West Yorkshire and Shippon in Berkshire, or a topographic name derived directly from the vocabulary word. In some cases it may originally have been acquired as a metonymic occupational name for a cowman, who in medieval times would often have lived in the same building as his animals.

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


Similar surnames: Shippey, Shipley, Shipton, Skipper, Shipman, Shipp, Hippe, Phippen

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Shippen Family Origin

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Shippen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • At Home

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shippen family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shippen. The most common Shippen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Shippen's were Farmers.

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Shippen Historical Records

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Shippen Life Expectancy

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