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Sherman Surname Origin
A shearman, one who used to shear cloth. 'Villain, thy father was a plasterer, and thou thyself a shearman.' Stafford to Jack Cade. Shaks. Henry VI.
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.
Sherman Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Sherman family history than the origin of your surname:
A Sherman Family History Thought:
'Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are.' --John Garland Pollard