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Sherrill Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from one or more of several minor places in Devon named with Old English scīr ‘bright clear’ + wella ‘spring stream’: chiefly Sherwill in Cornwood but medieval bearers of the surname have also been recorded at Sherwell in Plympton Saint Mary Sherrill in Dunterton and Sherril in Widdecombe in the Moor. Shirwell near Barnstaple did not give rise to a surname as far as is known. This surname is now very rare in Britain where it is also spelled Sherrell and Sherwell and is possibly the source of Shroll

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sherrell, Shirrell, Sherriff, Horrell, Verrill, Spurrell, Averill

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Where is the Sherrill family from?

You can see how Sherrill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherrill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherrill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Sherrill families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sherrill's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Sherrill families in 1840.
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What did your Sherrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sherrill. 23% of Sherrill men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Sherrill women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherrill were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Sherrill. For the veterans among your Sherrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherrill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sherrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sherrill in 1943 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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