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The Sherry 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 Sťartha, "son of Sťartha," that was taken on in Ireland by a Hodnett family of Welsh origin, after they had emigrated to County Cork.

Sherry Early Origins



The surname Sherry was first found in at Courtmacsherry in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat, some say before the Anglo Norman invasion of Ireland by Strongbow in 1172.

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Sherry Spelling Variations


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Sherry Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sherry, Sharry, O'Sherry, McSherry, McShiarie and many more.

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Sherry Early History


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Sherry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherry research. Another 432 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1230, 1473, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Sherry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sherry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherry 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sherry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Sherry who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Roger Sherry, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Nathaniel Sherry, aged 30, landed in New York in 1677
  • Nathaniel Sherry, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1677

Sherry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Sherry, aged 20, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Patrick Sherry, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mary Sherry, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • John Sherry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Catherine Sherry, aged 16, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Sherry, aged 18, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Sherry, aged 16, a spinster, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Sherry, aged 24, a spinster, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Daniel Sherry, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • John Sherry, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Sherry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850
  • Anne Sherry, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Rose Ann Sherry, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Michael Sherry, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Sherry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Sherry, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • S. Ann Sherry, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherry (post 1700)



  • Norman Sherry (1925-2016), English-born, American novelist, biographer, and educator
  • Norman Burt Sherry (b. 1931), American former Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach
  • Louis Sherry (1855-1926), American restaurateur, caterer and hotelier, founder of Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York City
  • Lawrence Sherry (1935-2006), American Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher
  • Nicholas John Sherry (b. 1955), Australian politician
  • Gordon Sherry (b. 1974), Scottish professional golfer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sherry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherry 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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