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Origin and popularity of the name SHERMAN

Origin

Sherman : 1: English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap from Middle English sherman shirman sharman ‘shearman’.2: Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 98,754 individuals with the name SHERMAN on Geneanet.

 

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    (2,047 individuals)
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    (1,442 individuals)
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    (885 individuals)

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