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The Anglo-Saxon name Shippen comes from when its first bearer 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.

Shippen Early Origins



The surname Shippen 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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Shippen Spelling Variations


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Shippen Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Shippen include Shipman, Shippman, Chipman, Shipham and others.

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Shippen Early History


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Shippen Early History



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

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Shippen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shippen 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 Shippen 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Shippen or a variant listed above:

Shippen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Shippen, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1668

Shippen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliz Shippen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shippen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shippen (post 1700)



  • Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), the second wife of General Benedict Arnold
  • William Shippen (1712-1801), American physician
  • John Shippen (1879-1968), African-American golfer
  • Edward Shippen IV (1729-1806), lawyer, judge, government official, and prominent figure in colonial and post-revolutionary Philadelphia
  • Edward Shippen II (1703-1781), wealthy merchant and government official in colonial Philadelphia
  • People Edward Shippen (1639-1712), second mayor of Philadelphia
  • William Shippen (1712-1801), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1778
  • Edward Shippen (1703-1781), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1744-45. Founder of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Edward Shippen (1639-1712), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1701-03

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Shippen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shippen 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 11:42.

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