Shearer Family History
Shearer Name Meaning
Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops a sheep shearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’ an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman . Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer . Americanized form of German Scheurer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022