When Vardrey Victor Shipman was born on 18 January 1874, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Leander Langdon Shipman, was 36 and his mother, Julia Parmelee Moore, was 33. He married Harriet Emma Keith on 12 July 1899, in Transylvania, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Little River, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 17 July 1926, at the age of 52, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha Township, Grady, Oklahoma, United States.
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.