Lydia Sherman

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Sherman was born on 31 January 1756, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Anthony Sherman, was 33 and her mother, Silance Ford, was 33. She married Thomas Whitman on 22 November 1781, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 October 1828, in Tamworth, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas Whitman
Lydia Sherman
Marriage: 22 November 1781
Ford Whitman
Martha Whitman
Patty Whitman
Joanna Whitman
Joah Whitman
Thomas Whitman Jr.
Simeon Whitman
Martin Whitman
Lydia Whitman

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  • Lydia Sherman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Lydia Sherman, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Lydia Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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