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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Shipman

  • 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 2015 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 Ismaphn. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shipman" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shipman as well as things modernly associated with the name Shipman such as celebrities named Shipman.

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

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.

What does the name Shipman mean?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

His for hug, give one today!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Pis for proud, you can hold your head up!

Mis for marvelous, which is how others see you

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Past life for Shipman born Jun 23, 1927

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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