When Jane Sherman was born on 15 August 1751, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Anthony Sherman, was 28 and her mother, Silance Ford, was 28. She married Eleazar Barrows on 27 February 1773, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died after 12 November 1805, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.
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’.