Sherrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sherrington family

The surname Sherrington was first found in Wiltshire at Sherrington, a village and civil parish on the River Wylye in Wiltshire where remains of a motte-and-bailey castle, presumably from late in the 11th or early in the 12th century can still be found today.

By 1252, Sherrington had a parish church dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian in 1341. However the village dates back to 896 when it was listed as Scoranston, but later was spelt Scarenstone in the Domesday Book [1] and meant "stone or rock on a steep slope" from the Old English "scir + "wudu". [2]

The Cherrington variant originates in Shropshire at Cherrington, a village in the civil parish of Tibberton and Cherrington which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cerlintone and later in 1230 as Cherington. The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Ceorra," having derived from the Old English personal name + -ing + tun [2]

Early History of the Sherrington family

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Sherrington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sherrington, Sherington, Cherrington and others.

Early Notables of the Sherrington family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Sharington or Sherington (1495?-1553), was "Vice-Treasurer of the Mint at Bristol who came of an old Norfolk family, and was the eldest son of Thomas Sherington (d. 1527?) He entered the service of Sir Francis Bryan, and subsequently became page of the king's robes. In 1540 he bought the dissolved Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire. Sharington bought up large quantities of church plate from the Somerset villagers, and during May, June, and July, coined it into testons. He also made over 4,000 shillings in three years by shearing and clipping coins, and to...
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United States Sherrington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sherrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Sherrington, who settled in Virginia in 1732
Sherrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Sherrington, aged 23, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1899
Sherrington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sarah Sherrington, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Charles Scott Sherrington, aged 45, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1904
  • Miles Sherrington, aged 24, who landed in America from Oldham, in 1905
  • Louise Sherrington, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Blackburn, England, in 1911
  • Edward Sherrington, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1917
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Australia Sherrington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sherrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Sherrington, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" in May 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sherrington (post 1700) +

  • John Sherrington (b. 1958), Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster
  • David Sherrington (b. 1961), former English cricketer
  • Georgina Sherrington (b. 1985), English actress best known for her portrayal as Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch (1998–2001)
  • Sir Charles Scott Sherrington OM, GBE, PRS (1857-1952), English neurophysiologist, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1932, eponym of Sherrington's law of reciprocal innervation and Sherrington, a lunar crater
  • Robert Duncan "Bob" Sherrington (1902-1966), Australian politician

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 1st March 2022). Retrieved from on Facebook