The name Shippe comes from one of the family having 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 Shippe family
The surname Shippe was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Shippe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shippe research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1662, 1664, 1639 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Shippe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shippe Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Shippe have been found, including: Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.
Early Notables of the Shippe 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... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shippe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shippe family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Shippe, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Shippe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Daniell Shippe, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)