origin. It is derived from the Old English word "scydd," meaning "hovel, shed," and thus refers to a "dweller at the hovel."
where bearers of the name have lived since early times. During the years after the Conquest,
surnames was dwarfed by the sudden influx of French. Many of these surnames survived, however, and the written history of the Shed family dates back to this ancient period.
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