Sharrock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sharrock family

The surname Sharrock was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1332 when Richard de Shorrock held estates at Shorrock Green in that county.

Early History of the Sharrock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sharrock research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1455, 1487, 1761, 1639, 1642, 1630, 1684 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Sharrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sharrock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shorrock, Shorock, Sharrock, Shurrock, Sharrox, Sharrocks and many more.

Early Notables of the Sharrock family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Robert Sharrock, English Rector of Drayton Parslow from 1639 to 1642; and his son, Robert Sharrock (1630-1684), an English churchman and...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sharrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sharrock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sharrock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Sharrock, who settled in Martinique in 1747
  • David Sharrock, who settled in Martinique in 1747
  • Dr. Sharrock, who arrived in Baltimore in 1793
Sharrock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Timothy S. Sharrock, who settled in America in 1812
  • Mary Sharrock, who settled in Ohio in 1828

Canada Sharrock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sharrock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ralph Sharrock, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1761

New Zealand Sharrock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Sharrock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary J. Sharrock, (b. 1853), aged 17, Cornish general servant departing on 29th July 1870 aboard the ship "Merope" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [1]
  • Miss Mary J. Sharrock, (b. 1853), aged 17, British general servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sharrock (post 1700) +

  • Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock (1940-1994), American jazz guitarist


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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