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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Shipley family, who lived in Derbyshire, at Shipley, from where they derived their name.

Shipley Early Origins



The surname Shipley was first found in Derbyshire where they were granted the lands of Shipley, originally spelled Scipelie, by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Shipley Spelling Variations


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Shipley Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Shipley, Shiplie, Skiplie, Schipley and others.

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Shipley Early History


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Shipley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shipley research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1769 is included under the topic Early Shipley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shipley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shipley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shipley 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Shipley or a variant listed above:

Shipley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Shipley settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Shipley, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Shipley settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Adam Shipley, who arrived in America in 1668
  • Robert Shipley settled in Barbados in 1671

Shipley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William, Shipley Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Martin Shipley, who arrived in New Jersey in 1754
  • Martin Shipley settled in New Jersey in 1754
  • John Shipley, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1775

Shipley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shipley settled in New York State in 1820

Shipley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Shipley, with his wife Elizabeth, and son and daughter, who settled in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1774
  • Thomas Shipley, aged 31, landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Thomas Shipley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774

Shipley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Shipley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836

Shipley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Shipley, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • George Shipley, aged 57, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Eliza Shipley, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Ellen Shipley, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Mary Ann Shipley, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"

Shipley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Shipley, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Jane Shipley, aged 38, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shipley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shipley (post 1700)



  • Tom Shipley, American musician, best known as a member of the American folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley
  • Jordan Shipley (b. 1985), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Howard Burton Shipley (1890-1976), American athlete and coach for the Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland (1919-1920)
  • J. Frank Shipley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1952
  • George Edward Shipley (b. 1927), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1959-79; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Mrs. George Shipley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1944
  • Edward R. Shipley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Springfield, Missouri, 1877-85
  • Mrs. D. E. Shipley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1932
  • Carl L. Shipley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1960, 1964
  • Adam R. Shipley, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Portland, Oregon, 1854-61
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Shipley Historic Events


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Shipley Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Michael D Shipley (b. 1958), American Specialist 4th Class from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Suggested Readings for the name Shipley


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Suggested Readings for the name Shipley



  • The Shipleys of Maryland, 1968; A Study of the Descendants of Adam Shipley, of Yorkshire, England, who came to Annapolis, Maryland, in 1668 .
  • Ten Generations of Descendants of Fisherman David Shapley of Marblehead, Mass. by Brian Joe Lobley Berry.

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Shipley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Shipley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shipley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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