James Zed Shepherd

Brief Life History of James Zed

When James Zed Shepherd was born on 29 November 1903, in Coulwood, Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, James Harvey “Jim” Sheppard, was 58 and his mother, Nancy M. Puckett, was 32. He married Florence Alice Griffith about 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Honaker, Russell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 April 1963, in Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59.

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James Zed Shepherd
Nevada Lowe
Marriage: 12 May 1945
Clarence Shepherd
Lois Ann Shepherd

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  • James G Shepherd in household of James H Shepherd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Zed Shepard, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Zed Shepherd, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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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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