Last name Shipley
Could anyone explain me the origin of yhis surname please?Thank you
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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 scēap, scīp ‘sheep’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

(Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press)So the meaning would be "(dweller by a) clearing or pasture, where sheep are kept"
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