5,414 McSherry members around the world
Stay informed about McSherry Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
McSherry Family HistoryIs this name Scottish or Irish, or both? Nobody seems to be absolutely certain, partly because it is found in many spelling forms. What is certain is the origin is Gaelic, the derivation being (almost) certainly from 'searraigh' 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'. The varied spelling forms would take up a scroll on their own, but the usual examples are MacSharry, McSharry, O'Sharry, MacSherry, McSherry, MacShirie, MacShirrie and Sherry, but these are only for starters...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous McSherry (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the McSherry tribe
- Find your McSherry ancestor
- Tell us about your McSherry Family
- Tell us about your McSherry ancestors
- Ask a question about the McSherry history
- Leave a message for McSherry family members
Areas of Origin for McSherry
Invite more McSherry family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the McSherry tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest