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The name Sharman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as a sheep-shearer deriving from the middle English word "sheareman," which meant "shearer." Alternately, and especially in Norfolk, the name was derived from "shireman," that is, a person born outside the county. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Sharman Early Origins



The surname Sharman was first found in various counties and shires throughout ancient Britain. In fact, "in [the] Domesday Book the Judge of the County-court was called a Seirman, i.e., Shireman. The Anglo Saxon scirmann is defined by Bosworth as 'a man who superintends, shireman, provincial, an overseer, governor, provost, bailiff of a hundred.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The earliest record of the name that we could find was Roger Sereman who was listed in 1207 in Leicestershire. A few years later William le Shereman was listed in 1281 and the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk list John Sherman in 1327. In the same year, the Subsidy Rolls of Essex listed Philip Shareman (Sharman.) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Sharman Spelling Variations


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Sharman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sharman has been recorded under many different variations, including Sherman, Shearman, Sharman, Shaerman, Shirman and others.

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Sharman Early History


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Sharman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sharman research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1611 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Sharman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sharman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sharman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sharman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sharman In Ireland


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Sharman In Ireland



Some of the Sharman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sharman or a variant listed above:

Sharman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sharman, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Sharman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Sharman, who landed in Virginia in 1710
  • Peter Sharman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Sharman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Sharman, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • Thomas Sharman, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • George Sharman, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • George Sharman, aged 47, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Eliza Sharman, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sharman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Sharman, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Ann Sharman, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Charles E. Sharman, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • J.R. Sharman, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Sharman, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sharman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sharman (post 1700)



  • Samuel Sharman (1879-1951), American gold medalist sports shooter at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Ralph "Bally" Sharman (1895-1918), American Major League baseball player
  • Brenda Leithleiter Sharman (b. 1968), American beauty queen, Miss Georgia USA 1990
  • William Walton "Bill" Sharman (1926-2013), American NBA basketball player and coach
  • William E. Sharman, American politician, Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1924-28
  • Robin Sharman (b. 1979), English road racing cyclist from Repton, Derbyshire
  • Charlotte Sharman (1832-1929), English humanitarian
  • William "Will" Sharman (b. 1984), British international sprint hurdler
  • Mark Sharman (b. 1950), British broadcasting administrator
  • John Edward Sharman DSC and Bar and Croix de guerre (1892-1917), Canadian World War I flying ace credited with 8 victories
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Sharman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sharman 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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