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Where did the English Shepperson family come from? What is the English Shepperson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Shepperson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Shepperson family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shepperdson, Shipperdson, Schipperdson, Schepperdson, Shepherdson, Sheperdson, Sheppardson, Shipardson, Shepperson, Sheperson, Shiparson, Sheparson, Shepparson, Shipson, Shepson, Sheppson and many more.

First found in Durham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century. They were later found in Cumberland in 1332 when John Schephirdson held estates in that county.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shepperson research. Another 331 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Shepperson History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Shepperson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shepperson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Shepperson, who arrived in Utah in 1850
  • Charles Shepperson, who came to Philadelphia in 1868
  • Charles Shepperson arrived in Philadelphia in 1868


  • Mr. Arthur George Shepperson, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Archibald Bolling Shepperson, Virginia Quarterly Review editor in 1942
  • Sir Ernest Shepperson, barrister
  • Sir Charles Shepperson, of Keyworth House


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The Shepperson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shepperson 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.

This page was last modified on 17 March 2015 at 17:25.

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