Sherriff Family History
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Sherriff Name Meaning
English and Scottish: status name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref ‘sheriff’, ‘administrative officer of an English shire’, from Old English scir ‘shire’ + (ge)refa ‘reeve’ (see Reeve). Compare Shreve.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sheriff, Sherrin, Sheaff, Herring, Skerritt, Herrick, Shroff