Shepperson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shepperson family

The surname Shepperson was 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.

Early History of the Shepperson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shepperson research. Another 146 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Shepperson Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Shepperson family (pre 1700)

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


United States Shepperson migration to the United States +

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 settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Charles Shepperson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Shepperson (post 1700) +

  • Lisa Shepperson (b. 1975), American politician, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Archibald Bolling Shepperson, American Virginia Quarterly Review editor in 1942
  • Sir Ernest Shepperson (1874-1949), 1st Baronet of Upwood, English politician, Member of Parliament for Leominster (1922-1945)
  • Mrs. Patricia Shepperson O.B.E. (b. 1961), British Business woman, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Fundraising and to charity [1]
  • Sir Charles Shepperson, of Keyworth House

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Arthur George Shepperson, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [2]


  1. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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