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Sherman Family History

Sherman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.Americanized spelling of German Schuermann.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

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459,056 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Sherman Families

  • Number of Sherman families
     1,138 - 2,273
     380 - 1,137
     1 - 379
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sherman families
     291 - 579
     98 - 290
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sherman families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sherman Family Origin

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Sherman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sherman

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Sherman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sherman Civil War Service Records

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