Type Surname (from location)
Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. SHIP-lee
Other Forms FormsShiply, Schipley
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 1/17/2016
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.