Shipton Family History

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Shipton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Dorset, Glloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Shropshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Skipton, Hinton, Chilton, Hopton, Whitton, Hilton, Swinton, Shelton

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Shipton Family Origin

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Shipton Family Occupations

What did your Shipton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipton. A less common occupation for the Shipton family was Coal Miner. The most common Shipton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Shipton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Shipton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Shipton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shipton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shipton. For the veterans among your Shipton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipton Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shipton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Shipton in 1955 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shipton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipton 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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