When Polly Sherman was born on 15 September 1786, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Sherman, was 29 and her mother, Mary Stephens, was 24. She married Jonathan Parker Jr. on 8 December 1807, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 8 July 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Plympton, Plymouth, 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’.