The Sherwin Family


Notes about the Sherwin surname

The Shearwin or Sherwin branch on my family tree comes from Yorkshire. The name may have originated from the Anglo-Saxon word “schere” means “to cut through” and “wind”.  Before emigration, the family spelled the name Shearwin.  After their arrival in Canada, the name became Sherwin.

Surname distribution

Sherwin surname distribution in UK 1881

Sherwin surname distribution in UK 1881. The name is concentrated in Derbyshire.

Important branches on my tree

Sherwin on Twigged

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