The Sharry 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.
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Sharry Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sherry, Sharry, O'Sherry, McSherry, McShiarie and many more.
Early Notables of the Sharry 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.
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^ 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)