Last name: SHEARD

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Last name frequency

SHEARD : This last name is indexed 28,829 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHEARD : English (Yorkshire): from Middle English shard sherd shord ‘cleft gap notch’ (Old English sceard). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by a gap (perhaps in a hedge or fence or in a range of hills) or habitational from a place so named such as Shard End in Castle Bromwich (Warwickshire) the lost Shert Hall in Disley Stanley (Cheshire) and possibly also Shard near Hambleton (Lancashire).

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