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Shepard Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shepherd. Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sheperd, Sheppard, Shephard, Sherard, Shapard, Shepherd, Sheward

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Shepard Family Origin

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Shepard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shepard family was Carpenter. The most common Shepard occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Shepard's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shepard.

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Shepard Historical Records

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Shepard Life Expectancy

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