Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Shiephan family
Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Shiephan family
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Shiephan Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Shiephan family name include Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.
Early Notables of the Shiephan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shiephan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Shiephan surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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