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Where did the Irish Sherrick family come from? What is the Irish Sherrick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sherrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sherrick family history?Many Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Sherrick is O Sirideain, which means descendant of Siridean.
Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Sherrick family name include Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.
First found in county Longford.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherrick research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1751 is included under the topic Early Sherrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sherrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Sherrick:
Sherrick Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Sherrick Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cervus lacessitus Leo
Motto Translation: The stag at bay becomes a lion.
The Sherrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherrick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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