If you are conducting some Sheppard family history research then you can view the Sheppard coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Sheppard surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Sheppard in Ireland is
of immigrant origin having existed
in Counties Dublin and Kildare
from the thirteenth century.
It was brought in greater
numbers by settlers from England
who arrived into the Province of
Ulster, especially during the
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
|Greyhound/Mastiff/Talbot||Signifies Courage, Vigilancy and Loyalty|
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