Sherry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Sherry family

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.

Important Dates for the Sherry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherry research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1230, 1664, 1473, 1550, 1506, 1522, 1527, 1531, 1534 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Sherry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sherry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sherry family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Richard MacSherry who was killed at the battle of Muintis Eolais in County Leitrim in 1473. Richard Sherry or Shirrye ( fl. 1550), was an English author, born about 1506 in the neighbourhood of London...
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Sherry migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Nathaniel Sherry, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1677 [1]
  • Nathaniel Sherry, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1677
Sherry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Sherry, aged 20, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [1]
  • Patrick Sherry, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Mary Sherry, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • John Sherry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • Catherine Sherry, aged 16, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherry migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sherry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Sherry, aged 18, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Sherry, aged 16, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Sherry, aged 24, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Daniel Sherry, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • John Sherry, aged 12, who 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 migration to Australia

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

Sherry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Sherry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850 [2]
  • Anne Sherry, aged 20, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Rose Ann Sherry, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Michael Sherry, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Sherry migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Sherry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Sherry, (b. 1801), aged 46, English settler born in Nottingham arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Mrs. Catherine Sherry Née Keaney, (b. 1819), aged 28, English settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Sherry, (b. 1839), aged 8, English settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Mr. John Sherry, Jr., (b. 1842), aged 5, English settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Patrick Sherry, (b. 1845), aged 2, English settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Sherry Alwell, American transcriber, known for her work on Moonshiners (2012) and Beachfront Bargain Hunt (2013-2017)
  • Sherry K. Holland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Sherry Merrick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 2008; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 2012 [4]
  • Sherry Friedman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996, 2000, 2004 [5]

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Citations

  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) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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