Last name: SHEARER

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SHEARER : This last name is indexed 72,641 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHEARER : 1: Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops a sheep shearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’ an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman.2: Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer.3: Americanized form of German Scheurer.

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