When Rachel Sherman was born on 1 September 1828, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Fletcher Sherman, was 24 and her mother, Silence Seymour, was 21. She had at least 2 daughters with Emery C Perry. She lived in Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Clarendon, Orleans, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in March 1915, at the age of 86.
English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.
Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.
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