Shepherd Family History
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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