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The ancestors of the Sherrill family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Cornwall. Their name, however, is a reference to Serlo, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. However, may of the family remained in Normandy as seen by Robert Sorel who was listed there (1180-1195.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Sherrill Early Origins



The surname Sherrill was first found in Cornwall where the name can be found from ancient times as both a surname and a forename. Sarlo Iuuenis was one of the first on record in 1091-1093. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
And in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, the name continues to be found in both ways: Sarle Tinctor in Huntingdonshire and Matilda Sarle in Cambridgeshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
There is a history of an association with clergy as shown by Robert Saryll, clericus in 1412 in Yorkshire, and few years later in the same area Thomas Serle, capallanus, filius Roberti Sarle, clerici in 1438. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
One would presume that these latter two listings were father and son who both followed the same profession.

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Sherrill Spelling Variations


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Sherrill Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sherrill were recorded, including Searle, Searles, Searl, Sarl, Sarrell, Serrell and others.

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Sherrill Early History


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Sherrill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherrill research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1683, 1656 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Sherrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherrill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sherrill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherrill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherrill In Ireland


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Sherrill In Ireland



Some of the Sherrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Sherrill arrived in North America very early:

Sherrill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Sherrill, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [4]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherrill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherrill (post 1700)



  • Billy Norris Sherrill (1936-2015), American record producer, songwriter and arranger, known for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones, inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN in 2008
  • General Charles Hitchcock Sherrill (1867-1936), American politician, diplomat and sport officer, U.S. Minister to Argentina from 1909 to 1910, and United States Ambassador to Turkey from 1932 to 1933
  • Tim Sherrill (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher
  • Jennifer Sherrill (b. 1984), American beauty queen, Miss Arkansas USA 2004
  • John L. Sherrill (b. 1923), and Elizabeth Sherrill (born 1928), American Christian writers
  • Henry Knox Sherrill (1890-1980), American Episcopal clergyman, the 20th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1947 to 1958
  • Eliakim Sherrill (1813-1863), United States Congressman from the state of New York
  • Joya Sherrill (1924-2010), American jazz vocalist and children's television show host, she toured with Benny Goodman in the USSR in 1962
  • Homer "Pappy" Lee Sherrill (1915-2001), American Old Time and Bluegrass fiddler
  • Brigadier-General Stephen Huntting Sherrill (1893-1956), American Commanding General Eastern Signal Corps Training Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in 1945
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Sherrill


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Suggested Readings for the name Sherrill



  • Jacob Sherrill by William Andrew Sherrill.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Sherrill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherrill 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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