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When the Strongbownian's arrived in Ireland there was already a system for creating patronymic names in place. Therefore, the native population regarded many of the Anglo-Norman naming practices that these settlers were accustomed to as rather unusual. Despite their differences, the two different systems eventually merged together rather insidiously. The Strongbownians, when they arrived, displayed a preference for used nickname surnames. Two of the most prevalent forms were oath nicknames and imperative names. Oath names often carried blessings or were formed from habitual expressions. Imperative names, formed from a verb added to a noun or an adverb, metaphorically described the bearer's occupations. The nick name surname Sherlock is derived from a nickname for a short-haired person. However, at least one expert holds the alternative theory that the surname Sherlock denotes a fair-haired person. According to this theory, the name is derived from the words "scir," which means "bright," and "locc," which means "hair." The Gaelic form of the name Sherlock is Scurlóg.

Sherlock Early Origins



The surname Sherlock was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Sherlock Spelling Variations


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Sherlock Spelling Variations



It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Sherlock that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Sherlock has existed in the various shapes: Sherlock, Scurlock, Scurlog, Shylock, Shyrlock, Sherlocke, Cherlock, Sharlock, Sharloch, Sherloch, Shyrloch, Charlock, Charloch, Sharlocke, Sharloche and many more.

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Sherlock Early History


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Sherlock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherlock research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1761, 1641, 1707, 1691, 1612 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Sherlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherlock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sherlock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherlock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Sherlock:

Sherlock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sherlock, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635. He and his wife Elizabeth later settled in Virginia in the same year
  • Jo Sherlock, aged 20, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]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)

Sherlock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Sherlock, who arrived in America in 1803 [1]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)
  • Patrick Sherlock, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]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)
  • James Sherlock, who landed in America in 1811 [1]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)
  • E Sherlock, aged 19, who landed in Maine in 1812 [1]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)
  • Robert Sherlock, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherlock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Sherlock, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Ballymote, Ireland, in 1900
  • Annie T Sherlock, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, in 1903
  • Alfred Joseph Sherlock, aged 26, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1904
  • Alice Sherlock, aged 20, who landed in America from Skerries, Ireland, in 1921

Sherlock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George W Sherlock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1776

Sherlock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Sherlock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818

Sherlock Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Sherlock, aged 1, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1908

Sherlock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sherlock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  • Mary Sherlock, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Sherlock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Sherlock a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Judith Sherlock a seravnt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherlock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherlock (post 1700)



  • Wayne Sherlock (b. 1978), Irish sportsman
  • Jason "Jayo" Sherlock (b. 1976), former Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Seán Sherlock (b. 1972), Irish Labour Party politician
  • Joe Sherlock (1930-2007), Irish Sinn Féin politician from County Cork
  • John Sherlock (1705-1794), Irish-born brigadier general, best known for successfully defending Melilla during a 100-day siege by Moroccan troops
  • Maeve Christina Mary Sherlock OBE (1988-1990), Baroness Sherlock, British politician and life peer, President of the National Union of Students
  • Nathan Sherlock (b. 1990), Australian footballer
  • James Sherlock, British classical pianist and conductor
  • William Verling Sherlock (1881-1937), Demerara born cricketer
  • Amber Sherlock, Australian journalist and television news presenter
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Sherlock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherlock 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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