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The name Shiepmyn is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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.

Shiepmyn Early Origins



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

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Shiepmyn Early History


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Shiepmyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shiepmyn research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1662, 1664, 1639 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Shiepmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shiepmyn Spelling Variations


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Shiepmyn Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Shiepmyn family name include Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.

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Shiepmyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shiepmyn Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shiepmyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Shiepmyn or a variant listed above: 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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