Shepherd family page
Abraham Shepherd married Jane Hockey in St Brelade in 1842
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Origins of surname
No prizes for guessing that the original Mr Shepherd was employed to look after a flock of sheep.
The earliest appearance in island records of any of the spelling variants was for the marriage of Lanvrenic Shepheard and Marie de Quetteville at Grouville in 1703. This was followed seven years later in the same parish by the wedding of Francis Shepheard and Elizabeth Le Feuvre. There is no record of children from either of these marriages.
The first baptism record was also for a Shepheard - Sara, the daughter of James and Honour in St Helier in 1770.
The surname Shepherd seems to have been more common, or perhaps better researched, in Guernsey than Jersey.
Great War service
- George William Shepard (St B), Private, Royal Defence Corps
- Gordon Frederick John Shepherd (1888- ) (St B), to Canada
This will created by a member of the Shepherd family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Charlotte Shepherd - 11 August 1934, D/Y/A/96