Sherlock Family History

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Sherlock Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with fair hair or a lock of fair hair, from Middle English schirloc, composed of words meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’ + ‘lock (of hair)’. This surname has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Shedlock, Hurlock, Horlick, Herrick, Sedlock, Shryock, Overlock

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Sherlock Family Origin

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Sherlock Family Occupations

What did your Sherlock ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sherlock family was Annuitant. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherlock. The most common Sherlock occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Sherlock's were Labourers.

Source: Census data for Sherlock | Data not to scale

Sherlock Historical Records

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Sherlock Life Expectancy

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Famous Sherlock Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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