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The Sherwin name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Sherwin is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Sherwin.

Sherwin Early Origins



The surname Sherwin was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Sherwin Spelling Variations


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Sherwin Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sherwin were recorded, including Sherwin, Sherwyn, Sherwins and others.

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Sherwin Early History


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Sherwin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherwin research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1687, 1645 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Sherwin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherwin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sherwin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherwin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherwin In Ireland


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Sherwin In Ireland



Some of the Sherwin 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sherwin family emigrate to North America:

Sherwin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Sherwin, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • John Sherwin who arrived in New England in 1679

Sherwin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Sherwin, who arrived in Richmond, Va in 1794

Sherwin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sherwin arrived in New York in 1820
  • John, Thomas, and William Sherwin, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1870
  • Richard Sherwin, who arrived in New York in 1847
  • A A Sherwin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Sherwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Sherwin, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherwin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherwin (post 1700)



  • James Terry Sherwin (b. 1933), American corporate executive and International Master in chess
  • Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian
  • John Keyse Sherwin (1751-1790), English engraver and history-painter
  • Howard Sherwin (1911-1997), English cricketer
  • Seán Sherwin, Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician
  • Henry Sherwin, one of the two founders of the Sherwin-Williams Company in 1866

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Sherwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherwin 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.

This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 15:27.

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