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Sheppy Surname Origin
(Locality). From an island in the county of Kent, so called from the Saxon Sceap-Ea, or Sceap-Ige, that is, the Sheep's Isle, because sheep abundantly multiplied there; called also Ovini, from the Latin ovis, a sheep.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Sheppy Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Sheppy Family History Thought:
'Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are.' --John Garland Pollard