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The name Shipton arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Shipton family lived in Oxfordshire. The name Shipton derives from the Old English words scip, meaning sheep, and tun, meaning enclosure or settlement, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near such a place.

Shipton Early Origins



The surname Shipton was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Shipton-on-Cherwell, and Shipton-under Wychwood in that shire. Conjecturally the Shiptons are descended from Alfsi of Faringdon who held the King's land, or from Ilbert who held his lands from the Bishop of Bayeux, as these nobles were shown as holders in the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Shipton Spelling Variations


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Shipton Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Shiptone, Shipton, Shippton, Shipptone and others.

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Shipton Early History


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Shipton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shipton research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1561, 1666 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Shipton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shipton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shipton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Ursula Southeil ( c. 1488-1561) (also variously spelt as Ursula Southill, Ursula Soothtell or Ursula Sontheil), better known as Mother Shipton, an English soothsayer...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shipton 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Shipton name or one of its variants:

Shipton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Shipton who settled with his wife and child and servants in Barbados in 1680

Shipton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Shipton, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Thomas Shipton settled in Maryland in 1774

Shipton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Shipton, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1854
  • James Shipton settled in Texas in 1896

Shipton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Shipton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Samuel Shipton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Sarah Shipton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Samuel Shipton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mrs. Shipton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shipton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Shipton, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • George Shipton, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Isaac Shipton, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shipton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shipton (post 1700)



  • Paul Shipton (b. 1963), English award-winning children's author
  • William Louis Shipton (1861-1941), English cricketer
  • Catherine Ellen Shipton (b. 1957), English actress
  • Geoffrey Shipton (1941-1960), Australian silver medalist sprint freestyle swimmer at the 1960 Rome Olympics
  • Roger Francis Shipton OAM (1936-1998), Australian politician
  • Susan Shipton, Canadian two-time Genie Award winning film editor
  • Eric Earle Shipton CBE (1907-1977), British explorer and author, who led the Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition in 1935, and published many books, the "Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition," a Member of the Royal Geographical Society in London
  • George Shipton (1839-1911), prominent British trade unionist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Shipton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shipton 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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