Sherman Family History
Sherman Name Meaning
English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap from Middle English sherman shirman sharman ‘shearman’. Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann . Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press