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Born in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England on 1699 to John Shepherd and Elizabeth Attewall. Joseph married Elizabeth Gandy and had 5 children. Joseph married A N Other and had a child. Joseph married Elizabeth Hickling and had 5 children. He passed away on Jan 1776 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England.
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Surname meaning for "Shepherd"
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).