Shipman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Shipman is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once 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 Shipman family
The surname Shipman 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 Shipman family
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Shipman Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Shipman include Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.
Early Notables of the Shipman 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.)
Thomas Shipman (1632-1680), as a Royalist poet, eldest son of William Shipman (1603-1658), an ardent Royalist with a small estate in Nottinghamshire. 
Edward Shippen (1639-1712), was an English-born immigrant to Boston who was whipped for being a Quaker, after which he was invited by William Penn to the new city of Philadelphia where he rose to become the second mayor of Philadelphia and progenitor to Continental Congressman William Shippen, Edward Shippen II, another...
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Shipman migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Shipman were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Shipman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Shipman, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- William Shipman, aged 22, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- Edward Shipman, who settled in Saybrook in 1639
- Edward Shipman, who arrived in Connecticut in 1639 
- Martha Shipman, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
Shipman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H. Shipman, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
Shipman migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shipman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Daniel Shipman Sr., U.E. (b. 1733) born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA from Albany County, New York, USA who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1784 married to Kezia Horton in 1759 having 9 children, he died in 1809 
- Mr. Samuel Shipman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Shipman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Shipman, who arrived in Canada in 1841
Shipman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Shipman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Isidore Shipman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Shipman (post 1700) +
- William Shipman (1831-1894), American sailor during the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865
- Helen Shipman (1899-1984), American Broadway singer, dancer and actress
- Herbert Shipman (1869-1930), American suffragan bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York
- Dee Shipman, American songwriter, best known for co-writing the 1990 West End musical Someone Like You
- Claire Shipman, American television journalist who received a Peabody Award for her work covering the 1991 Soviet coup
- David Shipman (1730-1813), American colonist who is generally considered to be the real-life inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper's character Natty Bumppo
- Gary Shipman (b. 1966), American comic book artist
- Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950), American landscape architect
- Ernest Shipman, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 7 aerial victories
- Charles E. Shipman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Chester, 1916 
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Suggested Readings for the name Shipman +
- 2188 "Mount Hope" by Pauline Callaway Sheriff.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html