O'Sherry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The O'Sherry Ireland has two distinct sources. In southern Ulster, it was an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh, "son of Searrach," in turn derived from the Gaelic word "searrach," meaning a "foal." It was also an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Séartha, "son of Séartha," that was taken on in Ireland by a Hodnett family of Welsh origin, after they had emigrated to County Cork.

Early Origins of the O'Sherry family

The surname O'Sherry was first found in at Courtmacsherry in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat, some say before the Anglo Norman invasion of Ireland by Strongbow in 1172.

Early History of the O'Sherry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Sherry research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1230, 1664, 1473, 1550, 1506, 1522, 1527, 1531, 1534 and 1540 are included under the topic Early O'Sherry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O'Sherry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sherry, Sharry, O'Sherry, McSherry, McShiarie and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Sherry family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Richard MacSherry who was killed at the battle of Muintis Eolais in County Leitrim in 1473. Richard Sherry or Shirrye ( fl. 1550), was an English author, born about 1506 in the neighbourhood of London...
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Migration of the O'Sherry family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel McSherry who arrived in America in 1812; Joseph McSherry who arrived in South Carolina in 1831; Nathaniel Sherry, aged 30; who arrived in New York in 1677 and Roger Sherry who arrived in Maryland in 1671..

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