Last name: SHERIFF

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All you have to know about the last name SHERIFF

Last name frequency

SHERIFF : This last name is indexed 75,020 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHERIFF : 1: English and Scottish: occupational name or nickname from Middle English shirreve sher(r)eve sheref(fe) ‘sheriff officer of the Crown’ (Old English scīrgerēfa from scīr ‘shire county’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’) literally the reeve (i.e. steward) of a shire. Compare Reeve.2: Muslim (mainly Nigeria Sierra Leone and Liberia): variant of Sharif. In Sierra Leone and Liberia this name is found mainly among the Mandinka people. Compare Sirleaf.

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