Shipley Name Meaning & Origin
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A British surname that can also be used as a male given name. It appears to derive from the Old English words for sheep and field.
This is also a British place name. There's a Shepley in Yorkshire, and a Shipley in Derbyshire, Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and Yorkshire.
- Famous real-life people named Shipley
Sir Charles Shipley (1755-1815)was knighted in 1808 and served as Governor of Grenada 1813-1815.
Dame Jennifer Mary Shipley (1952-), was the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997-1999.
- Shipley in song, story & screen
The Shipleys are a family in Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel."