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The nationality of Shephard can be complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Shephard may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on professions, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

Shephard Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Shephard come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Shephard come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

Shephard Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Names like Shephard change in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over the years. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Shephard were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Shephard. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Shephard surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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