When Maria Shipman was born on 9 August 1794, in East Waterford, Tuscarora Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac Shipman, was 28 and her mother, Mary Magdalena Fine, was 20. She married Lefferd H. Pursell in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1870. She died on 23 February 1887, in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America.
English: occupational name for a boatman or mariner, or perhaps for a boatbuilder, from Middle English schipman ‘ship man’.
English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English schep, ship ‘sheep’ + -man.
Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schepman or of its already extinct variant Schipman, cognates of 1 above.