Shipman Family History

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Shipman Name Meaning

occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

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


Similar surnames: Sherman, Sliman, Whitman, Hopman, Shireman, Chapman, Lipman, Shippen

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Shipman Family Origin

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Shipman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Lab

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shipman family was Farm Lab. The most common Shipman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Shipman's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipman.

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Shipman Historical Records

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Shipman Life Expectancy

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