Shipp Family History

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Shipp Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a boatbuilder or a mariner, from Middle English ship ‘ship’.

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

Similar surnames: Whipp, Hipp, Schipp, Shipps, Sopp, Shippen, Schupp, Sapp, Chipps

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Shipp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shipp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shipp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Shipp Family Origin

Where is the Shipp family from?

Shipp Family Occupations

What did your Shipp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipp. The most common Shipp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Shipp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shipp family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Shipp Historical Records

What Shipp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Shipp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shipp. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Shipp. For the veterans among your Shipp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipp Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Shipp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shipp in 1943 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipp 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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