Sherry Family History

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Sherry Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McSherry, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh ‘son of Searrach’, a personal name based on searrach ‘foal’. It is sometimes ‘translated’ as Foley. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séartha ‘son of Geoffrey’ (see McSherry).

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

Similar surnames: Sheehy, Shirey, Sharry, Terry, Merry, Berry, Sheedy, Heery, Wharry

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Sherry Family Origin

Where is the Sherry family from?

Sherry Family Occupations

What did your Sherry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherry. A less common occupation for the Sherry family was Carpenter. The most common Sherry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Sherry's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Sherry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Sherry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherry 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Sherry. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Sherry. For the veterans among your Sherry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherry Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherry lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sherry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sherry in 1942 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherry 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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