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Sherry family page

This is a name found in Jersey records for over 150 years


Frederick and Clara Sherry

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Origins of surname

This name has nothing to do with the Spanish fortified wine, but originates in Scotland and Ireland. Searraigh was an ancient word which literally translates as 'a foal'. This may have been an endearment, or was possibly a nickname for a fast runner, as a secondary meaning is 'flying or flighty'.

Early records

The name first appeared in St Helier and St John around the middle of the 19th century. The two main families were that of Thomas and Ann Odoire in St Helier and John and Elizabeth Pinel in St John.


  • Mc Sharry
  • Mc Sherry
  • Sherry

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Great War service

  • John Gillard Sherry (1894- ) (St H) son of John Amy and Henrietta Kate Gillard, Corporal, Rifle Brigade, wounded twice


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Sherry family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Clara Sherry, Grouville, widow of John William Spanner bequeaths to Clara Louisa Ann Touzel Campbell Cottage on the Manor de la Greverie - 28 June 1918, D/Y/A/78

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