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Sherrin Family History

Sherrin Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Sheering in Essex, probably so called from an unattested Old English personal name, Scear(a), + the suffix -ingas, meaning ‘people, family, or followers of’.

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

Similar surnames: Herring, Herrin, Perrin, Serlin, Herran, Chernin, Sherron, Sherwin

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Where is the Sherrin family from?

You can see how Sherrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherrin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Sherrin family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sherrin's in the USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Sherrin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sherrin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sherrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sherrin. 39% of Sherrin men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Sherrin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherrin were Carpenter and School Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Spinner
  • Stenographer
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sherrin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherrin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 883 immigration records available for the last name Sherrin. 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 Cards

There are 832 military records available for the last name Sherrin. For the veterans among your Sherrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherrin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sherrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sherrin in 1957 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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