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Shipman Family History

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

673,675 Historical Documents with Shipman on Ancestry.com
114,808 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,194 Military Records
4,905 Immigration Records
81,511 Census and Voter Lists
457,257 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shipman Families

  • Number of Shipman families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shipman families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shipman families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shipman census records

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Shipman Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shipman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Shipman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shipman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shipman

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shipman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shipman census records

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Shipman Civil War Service Records

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