Thomas Shepherd

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Shepherd was born about 1791, in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, John Shepherd, was 25 and his mother, Ann, was 29. He married Ann Dawson on 5 June 1813, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Thomas Shepherd
Ann Dawson
Marriage: 5 June 1813
Mary L. Shepherd
Samuel Shepherd
Charles Shepherd
Elizabeth Shepherd
John Shepherd
Ann Shepherd
Edward Shepherd
William Shepherd

Sources (24)

  • Thomas Shephard, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Shepherd in entry for Ann Dawson, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • Thomas Shepherd, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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Name Meaning

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 ).

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

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