When Sophia SHEPHERD was born in 1852, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James SHEPHERD, was 37 and her mother, Anne Bennett, was 31. She married William Holloway on 16 April 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She was buried in Stanton St John, 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 ).
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