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Sheard Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a gap between hills, from Middle English sherd, sharde (Old English sceard, a derivative of sceran ‘to cut or shear’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Heard, Hearn, Stead, Heald, Shearer, Shedd, Shean, Shear, Chard, Shad

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Sheard Family Origin

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Sheard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    16%
  • School

    16%
  • Brewer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sheard family was Brewer. The most common Sheard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Sheard's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheard.

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Sheard Historical Records

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Sheard Life Expectancy

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