When James SHEPHERD was born on 14 May 1815, in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Shepherd, was 17 and his mother, Ann SHEPHERD, was 29. He married Anne Bennett about 1842, in London, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Cardiff St Mary, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 18 August 1874, in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59, and was buried in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde, scēap‐weard).
Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’, for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer ).