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

Similar surnames: Shippey, Shipley, Shipton, Skipper, Shipman, Shipp, Hippe, Phippen

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Shippen Family Origin

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Shippen Family Occupations

What did your Shippen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shippen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Shippen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shippen family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shippen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • At Home


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

Shippen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shippen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shippen 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 783 immigration records available for the last name Shippen. 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 782 military records available for the last name Shippen. For the veterans among your Shippen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shippen Life Expectancy

What is the average Shippen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shippen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Shippen in 1963 was 75, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shippen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shippen 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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