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Shipley Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Shipley Families

  • Number of Shipley families
     242 - 482
     81 - 241
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shipley families
     268 - 533
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shipley families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shipley census records

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Shipley Family Origin

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Shipley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Shipley

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Shipley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shipley census records

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Shipley Civil War Service Records

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