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Sherman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’. Americanized spelling of German Schuermann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Scherman, Herman, Sturman, German, Shurman, Derman, Seeman, Sterman

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Sherman Family Origin

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Sherman Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sherman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Sherman's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sherman family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherman.

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Sherman Historical Records

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Sherman Life Expectancy

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