Last name: SHIPTON

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SHIPTON : This last name is indexed 19,893 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHIPTON : English: habitational name from any of various places called Shipton including three in Gloucestershire two in Oxfordshire and one each in Buckinghamshire Dorset Hampshire Shropshire East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire or from Shepton Beauchamp Shepton Mallet and Shepton Montague (Somerset). Most of the placenames derive from Old English scēap ‘sheep’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’; however the East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire placenames arise from Old English hēope ‘briar bramble’ + tūn.

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