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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 [1]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)

Shippen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliz Shippen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shippen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shippen (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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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.

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