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Shepherdson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Shepherdson family


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

Early History of the Shepherdson family


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Shepherdson Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Shepherdson has been recorded under many different variations, including Shipperdson, Shepperdson, Sheppardson, Shepperson and many more.

Early Notables of the Shepherdson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shepherdson family to Ireland


Some of the Shepherdson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shepherdson family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Shepherdson or a variant listed above:

Shepherdson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fra Shepherdson, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shepherdson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Craike Shepherdson, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • Jabez Banks Shepherdson, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • John Shepherdson, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • John Banks Shepherdson, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • Marianne Shepherdson, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Shepherdson (post 1700)


  • Nancy Shepherdson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 2012 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Francis Shepherdson (1930-2016), Malaysian bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1962 Asian Games

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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