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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

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shipley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipley. The most common Shipley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Shipley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Shipley family was Labourer.

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Shipley Historical Records

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Shipley Life Expectancy

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