Sherrard Family History

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Sherrard Name Meaning

English and Irish: of uncertain origin; probably a derivative of Middle English shere ‘bright’, ‘fair’, with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard. It has been established in County Derry, Ireland, since the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Sheard, Sherratt, Seward, Sharrar, Shearer, Sherrin, Sheward

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Sherrard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sherrard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sherrard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    23%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Sherrard Family Origin

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Sherrard Family Occupations

What did your Sherrard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sherrard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sherrard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherrard. A less common occupation for the Sherrard family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sherrard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sherrard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Sherrard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherrard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sherrard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sherrard. For the veterans among your Sherrard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherrard Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherrard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sherrard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sherrard in 1953 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherrard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherrard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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