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Shepardson Early Origins



The surname Shepardson was first found in Durham in the north east of England where they were a family name of great antiquity.

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Shepardson Spelling Variations


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Shepardson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Shepardson include Shipperdson, Shepperdson, Sheppardson, Shepperson and many more.

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Shepardson Early History


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Shepardson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shepardson research. Another 342 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Shepardson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shepardson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shepardson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shepardson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shepardson In Ireland


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Shepardson In Ireland



Some of the Shepardson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Shepardson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Shepardson, who landed in New England in 1727

Shepardson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shepardson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • George Shepardson, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shepardson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shepardson (post 1700)



  • William M. Shepardson, American politician, First Selectman of Middlebury, Connecticut, 1909-22
  • Walter A. Shepardson, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1910-13
  • Samuel Shepardson (1757-1813), American politician, Member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1803-08; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1808
  • John Shepardson (d. 1802), American politician, Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1778-79; Member of Vermont Governor's Council
  • Herb J. Shepardson (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2004
  • Andrew Shepardson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1871-72
  • Ray Shepardson (1897-1975), American Major League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1924
  • Robert Shepardson, American founder of Shepardson Microsystems, In c. (SMI) who created some of the first operating systems for Atari and Apple
  • Whitney Hart Shepardson (1890-1966), American businessman and foreign policy expert, he headed the Secret Intelligence Branch of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.[

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Shepardson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shepardson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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