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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Among these were the ancestors of the McSherry family, whose name comes from the Norman name Odinet, from which the more commonly known Odo is derived.

McSherry Early Origins



The surname McSherry was first found in Shropshire at Hodnet, a village and civil parish in the union of Drayton, in the hundred of North Bradford. The first record of the place name was found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Odenet. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Apart from the aforementioned patronymic origin, the place name could also mean "pleasant valley," from the Welsh "hawdd" meaning "pleasant" or "peaceful" and "nant," a "glen or valley." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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McSherry Spelling Variations


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McSherry Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hodenet, Hignett, Hignet, Hodnet, Hodnett, Hodenett, Hodinett, Hodinutt, Hodinut, Hodinott, Hodinot, Hoddenett, Hoddinet, Hoddinutt and many more.

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McSherry Early History


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McSherry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McSherry research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1116 and 1237 are included under the topic Early McSherry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McSherry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McSherry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McSherry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McSherry In Ireland


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McSherry In Ireland



Some of the McSherry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name McSherry or a variant listed above:

McSherry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McSherry who arrived in America in 1812
  • Daniel McSherry, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Joseph McSherry, who landed in South Carolina in 1831
  • Joseph McSherry who arrived in South Carolina in 1831
  • Michael McSherry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

McSherry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McSherry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name McSherry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McSherry (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Frank Johnson McSherry (1892-1977), American Deputy Chief of Allied Military Government Europe (1943-1944)
  • Richard McSherry (1817-1885), American physician, one of the founders of the Baltimore Academy of Medicine
  • James McSherry (1776-1849), American politician, former Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania
  • James McSherry (1842-1907), American jurist, former Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Michael J. McSherry, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1982
  • James McSherry (1776-1849), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1821-23
  • Frank D. McSherry, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1953-61
  • Elizabeth J. McSherry, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960
  • Charles T. McSherry, American Democrat politician, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1938 (primary), 1940
  • Bernard P. McSherry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 2nd District, 1966
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McSherry Historic Events


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McSherry Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James McSherry, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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McSherry Family Crest Products


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McSherry Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The McSherry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McSherry 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.

This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:05.

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