Shippen Family History
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Shippen Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named from Old English scypen, scipen ‘cattleshed’, such as Shippen in West Yorkshire and Shippon in Berkshire, or a topographic name derived directly from the vocabulary word. In some cases it may originally have been acquired as a metonymic occupational name for a cowman, who in medieval times would often have lived in the same building as his animals.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press