Alexander Shepherd

15 February 1896–30 December 1969 (Age 73)
Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Shepherd was born on 15 February 1896, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Shepherd, was 26 and his mother, Jane Knowles, was 24. He married Ellen Victoria Stacey on 1 June 1920, in Bray, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Auckland, North Island, New Zealand in 1959. He died on 30 December 1969, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 73, and was buried in Linwood, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Shepherd
Ellen Victoria Stacey
Marriage: 1 June 1920
Ivy Shepherd
Elizabeth Shepherd
Norman Shepherd

Spouse and Children

1 June 1920
Bray, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Ivy Shepherd


    Elizabeth Shepherd


    Norman Shepherd


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 19

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Age 22

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Shepherd, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973"
  • Alexander Shepherd, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Alexander Shepherd, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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