Sherwin Family History

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Sherwin Name Meaning

English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Sherrin, Sherman, Shean, Sherlin, Sherin, Perrin, Shelton, Verdin

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Sherwin Family Origin

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Sherwin Family Occupations

What did your Sherwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sherwin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Sherwin's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Laboror were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherwin. A less common occupation for the Sherwin family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Laboror

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sherwin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sherwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sherwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherwin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sherwin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sherwin. For the veterans among your Sherwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherwin Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherwin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sherwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sherwin in 1953 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherwin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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