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McSherry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


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.


Early Origins of the McSherry family


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)

Early History of the McSherry family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McSherry research.
Another 120 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the McSherry family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the McSherry family to Ireland


Some of the McSherry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McSherry family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph McSherry, who landed in South Carolina in 1831 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph McSherry who arrived in South Carolina in 1831
  • Michael McSherry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McSherry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McSherry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name McSherry (post 1700)


  • John Patrick McSherry (1944-1996), American umpire who worked in the National League from 1971 to 1996
  • Brigadier-General Frank Johnson McSherry (1892-1977), American Deputy Chief of Allied Military Government Europe (1943-1944) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Frank McSherry. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McSherry/Frank_Johnson/USA.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James McSherry (1776-1849), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1821-23 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank D. McSherry, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1953-61 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth J. McSherry, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles T. McSherry, American Democrat politician, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1938 (primary), 1940 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the McSherry family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James McSherry, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Frank McSherry. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McSherry/Frank_Johnson/USA.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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