When Nancy Shipp was born in April 1828, in Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, Martin I. Shipp, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Puryear, was 41. She married George Washington Presser on 2 March 1847, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Sherrill, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in 1900, in Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Missouri, United States.
nickname for a mariner or perhaps a boatbuilder, from Middle English schip ‘ship’. Compare Shipman .
in addition, the name may occasionally also have been topographic or habitational, referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a ship. Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English.