Shepard Family History

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Shepard Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shepherd. Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sheperd, Sheppard, Shephard, Sherard, Shapard, Shepherd, Sheward

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Shepard Family Origin

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Shepard Family Occupations

What did your Shepard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shepard family was Farming. The most common Shepard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Shepard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shepard.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shepard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shepard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shepard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shepard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shepard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shepard. For the veterans among your Shepard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shepard Life Expectancy

What is the average Shepard lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Shepard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shepard in 1940 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shepard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shepard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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