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Shepmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The family name Shepmen is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a person who worked as a mariner or as a ship-builder. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames. The most common suffixes for occupational names are maker, herd, hewer, smith, er, ing, and man.

Early Origins of the Shepmen family


The surname Shepmen was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Shepmen family


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Shepmen Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Shepmen include Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.

Early Notables of the Shepmen family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Abraham Shipman (d. 1664), English first Governor and General of the city of Bombay (1662-1664); and Edward Shippen (1639-1712), English-born immigrant to Boston who was whipped for being a Quaker, after which he was invited...
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Migration of the Shepmen family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Shipman settled in Virginia in 1635; Edward Shipman settled in Saybrook in 1639; and he was from the Nottingham branch of the name, and he was the sire of the distinguished U.S. family of Connecticut.

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