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The ancestry of the name Sherwood dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Sherwood found in various locations in Nottingham and Derbyshire. The surname is probably best known in reference to the fabled Sherwood Forest which has been immortalized by the legendary Robin Hood, who according to legend was the Earl of Huntingdon, Robert Fitzooth. William of Sherwood (1190-1249) was a medieval English logician and teacher.

Sherwood Early Origins



The surname Sherwood was first found in Durham, but one of the earliest records of the name was found in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire of 1219 where Williame de Shirewude was listed. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later Lincolnshire when Ralph de Scirewode was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Alan de Shirewod was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Margareta de Shyrwode; Alexander de Shyrwode; and Willelmus de Schiwode. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Sherwood Spelling Variations


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Sherwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sherwood have been found, including Sherwood, Sherward and others.

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Sherwood Early History


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Sherwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherwood research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1579, and 1706 are included under the topic Early Sherwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sherwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Blessed Thomas Sherwood ( c. 1552 - 1579) was a Catholic layman and martyr; Grace Sherwood, convicted of witchcraft in 1706 after a vengeful Luke Hill lost...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sherwood In Ireland


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Sherwood In Ireland



Some of the Sherwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sherwood, or a variant listed above:

Sherwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Sherwood settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Peeler Sherwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Peeter Sherwood, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Peceable Sherwood, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Rebecca Sherwood, aged 9, arrived in New England in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Sherwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Sherwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Sherwood, who landed in New York in 1811
  • Henry Sherwood, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • W K Sherwood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • J A Sherwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J W Sherwood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Sherwood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Reuben Sherwood U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abel Sherwood U.E. who settled in Home District [Niagara], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Adriah Sherwood U.E., (Abijah) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Andrew Sherwood U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Sherwood, aged 21, arrived in Montreal in 1841

Sherwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Sherwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839
  • William Sherwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • James Sherwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849
  • Joseph Sherwood, English Convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • John Sherwood, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sherwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Sherwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sherwood (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Elmer William Sherwood (1896-1979), American Adjutant-General of Indiana in 1945
  • Alison Sherwood, American co-winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
  • Thomas Kilgore Sherwood (1903-1976), American chemical engineer, creator of the Sherwood number
  • Samuel Sherwood UE (b. 1821), American-born, Canadian lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada
  • Bobby Sherwood (1914-1981), American trumpet player, bandleader, actor and composer
  • William Wyman "Billy" Sherwood (b. 1965), American musician, best known for his work with the rock group "Yes"
  • Addiel Sherwood, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1784-85
  • Abel M. Sherwood, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Fairfield, 1835
  • A. H. Sherwood, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington, 1902, 1908
  • Albert N. Sherwood, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwalk, 1904, 1910
  • ... (Another 76 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Sherwood


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Suggested Readings for the name Sherwood



  • Sherwood Family Group Sheets by Donald F. Notley.
  • Sherwood Family Papers by William Lounsbury Sherwood.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Sherwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sherwood 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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