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Origin and popularity of the name SHEPHERD


Shepherd : 1: English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde scēap‐weard).2: Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’ for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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