Sherron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sherron family

The surname Sherron was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Sheering, held by Peter de Vallognes, from Valognes, Manche in Normandy, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. His father also held an old feoffment in Kent from the Avranches family.

Early History of the Sherron family

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Sherron Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sheering, Shearing, Sherring, Sherrin, Sherryn and many more.

Early Notables of the Sherron family (pre 1700)

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United States Sherron migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sherron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ansell Sherron, who arrived in America in 1652 [2]
Sherron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Sherron, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1844 [2]
  • Andrew Sherron, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844 [2]

Canada Sherron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sherron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Sherron, who settled in New Bay Head, Newfoundland in 1846 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sherron (post 1700) +

  • Richie Sherron, American cameraman, known for Letters to Juliet (2010) and Garden State (2004)
  • Sherron Mills (1971-2016), American NBA basketball player

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0 on Facebook
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