Ship Family History

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Ship Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Shi, Chi, Shim, Chin, Hipp, Shin, Chia, Whipp, Keip, Chim

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Ship Family Origin

Where is the Ship family from?

Ship Family Occupations

What did your Ship ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ship. The most common Ship occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Ship's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ship family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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

Ship Historical Records

What Ship family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ship. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ship census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Ship

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ship. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Ship. For the veterans among your Ship ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ship Life Expectancy

What is the average Ship lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Ship life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ship in 1964 was 70, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ship

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ship 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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