Shipman Family History
Shipman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a boatman or mariner or perhaps for a boatbuilder from Middle English schipman ‘ship man’. English: occupational name for a shepherd from Middle English schep ship ‘sheep’ + -man. Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schepman or of its already extinct variant Schipman cognates of 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022