Shipps Family History

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Shipps Name Meaning

English: metonymic name for a shipbuilder (see Shipp).

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

Similar surnames: Shipp, Shippen, Whipp, Schipp, Hipps, Shippy, Phipps, Shippey, Cripps

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Shipps Family Origin

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Shipps Family Occupations

What did your Shipps ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shipps occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Shipps's were Farmers. Farmer, Coalminer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipps. A less common occupation for the Shipps family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Coalminer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Shipps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shipps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipps 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 372 immigration records available for the last name Shipps. 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 519 military records available for the last name Shipps. For the veterans among your Shipps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipps Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipps lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Shipps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Shipps in 1960 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shipps

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipps 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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