When Lydia Angeline Sherman was born in 1831, in Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States, her father, John Alley Sherman, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Godfrey Jackson, was 21. She married Lucian Williams on 16 February 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 12 December 1866, in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, 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’.