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Shepherd Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

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


Similar surnames: Shepard, Shearer, Shephard, Shepperd, Sheperd, Shepheard, Scheper

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Shepherd Family Origin

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Shepherd Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shepherd family was Coal Miner. The most common Shepherd occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Shepherd's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shepherd.

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Shepherd Historical Records

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Shepherd Life Expectancy

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