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Sherritt Name Meaning

English: variant of Sherrard.

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


Similar surnames: Sherratt, Skerritt, Sterritt, Skerrett, Herriott, Herritt, Perritt

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Where is the Sherritt family from?

You can see how Sherritt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherritt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherritt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Sherritt families living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Sherritt's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Sherritt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sherritt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sherritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sherritt. 27% of Sherritt men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Sherritt women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherritt were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sherritt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherritt 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 600 immigration records available for the last name Sherritt. 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 575 military records available for the last name Sherritt. For the veterans among your Sherritt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherritt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sherritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sherritt in 1962 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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