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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Shipman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ship"man
A seaman, or sailor.
Wiktionary

From Middle English schipman, from Old English scipmann (“shipman, mariner, sailor, rower; one who goes on trading voyages; pirate”), equivalent to ship +‎ man. Cognate with Icelandic skipmaður, skipamaður (“shipman”).

  1. A seaman or sailor; a mariner.
  2. (obsolete) The master of a ship; shiplord.
  3. A labourer on a ship.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shipman

Harold Shipman is a criminal. Harold is also known as Dr Death" and The Angel Of Death".

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Madisyn Shipman is an actress. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Madisyn was born on November 20th, 2002 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, U.S.

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Claire Shipman is a good morning america senior national correspondent and good morning america. Claire was born on October 4th, 1962 in Washington, D.C.

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Nina Shipman is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1957. Nina was born on August 15th, 1938 in Los Angeles.

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Nell Shipman was an actress, screenwriter, director, producer, animal trainer, and animal training. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1910 to 1947. Nell was given the name Helen Foster-Barham on October 25th, 1892 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She breathed her last breath on January 23rd, 1970.

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Ellen Biddle Shipman was a landscape architect. Ellen was born on November 5th, 1896 in Philadelphia, PA, United States. She passed away on March 27th, 1950.

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Popularity of Shipman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shipman U.S.
  White 79.58% 64.26%
  African American 14.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shipman

People with the last name Shipman are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Shipman

  • How Popular is the name Shipman? As a last name Shipman was the 2,339th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shipman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shipman is Thursday, September 9th, 1875.
  • How unique is the name Shipman? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shipman. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shipman: Your name in reverse order is Nampihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Spmniah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shipman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,581 people with the last name Shipman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shipman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Shipman as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.