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Sherlock Surname Origin
(Origin Gaelic) From Saor, pronounced as with 'h' after the 'S,' signifying clear, and loch, a lake, the clear lake.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Sherlock Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Sherlock family history than the origin of your surname:
A Sherlock Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb