Sherman Family CrestThe English surname Sherman is of occupational origin deriving from the  name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap,. The word Sherman is taken from the  Middle English  word shereman meaning “ a shearer.” The Sherman of the city of York in the 14th Century, formed one of the most ancient of all guilds, to which only the most highly skilled would be accepted as members.The name Sherman is first recorded in Norfolk in the south of England in 1273. A notable bearer of the name Sherman is James Sherman the 27th Vice-President of the United States.

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