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 1881, a less common occupation for the Shipley family was Labourer. 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.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

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.

Shipley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shipley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shipley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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