Scherer Family History
Scherer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sheep-shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap from Middle High German scherer German Scherer Yiddish sherer agent derivatives of Middle High German scheren ‘to shear’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Sharer 2 Sharrer and Shearer Dutch and Flemish: cognate of 1 above from Middle Dutch sc(h)errer ‘cutter’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press