Abijah Sherman

about 1647–before 1702 (Age 55)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Abijah

When Abijah Sherman was born about 1647, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Reverend John Sherman, was 34 and his mother, Mary Launce, was 27. He married Sarah Franks on 12 July 1694, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died before 1702, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Sherman
1647–1702
Sarah Franks
1673–
Marriage: 12 July 1694

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 July 1694Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Schuermann
    Shearer
    Shearman
    Sharman

    Sources (6)

    • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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