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

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.


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

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

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Some of the Shepherdson 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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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

Shepherdson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Craike Shepherdson arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837
  • Jabez Banks Shepherdson arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837
  • John Shepherdson arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837
  • John Banks Shepherdson arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837
  • Marianne Shepherdson arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837
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  • Nancy Shepherdson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 2012
  • Michael Francis Shepherdson (1930-2016), Malaysian bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1962 Asian Games
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    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Shepherdson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shepherdson 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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