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The Sherwood One-Name Study Group

Please note this site is no longer maintained by Phil Sherwood, but is kept as a resource. The new site at http://www.sherwoodonename.org.uk/ is maintained by Bryan R Sherwood
Bryan welcomes enquiries from anyone tracing their Sherwood family history world-wide. We cover variants such as Sharwood, Shearwood, Sherrard, Sh*r*d etc. To learn more of our group and apply to join (which is free) click here.

Sherwood - An ancient English surname derived from the Old English elements 'Scir' meaning 'bright' or 'shire', and 'Wude' - a wood. Thus the name may have applied to a 'dweller in the bright wood' or a 'dweller in a wood near a Shire or County boundary'. It is thus of topographic origin (like the surname Wood) and may have sprung up independently in several regions at the same time. Also the name of a forest and a place in Nottinghamshire, where the surname could be of toponymic origin. "Softly over Sherwood the south wind blows,
All the heart of England hid in every rose." 
Alfred Noyes (Victorian Poet)
(The Crest is from Fairbairn's 'Crests' )
For help with Sherwood families in:

Australia contact Lorraine Edwards
The UK, Ireland & ROW  Bryan Sherwood

There is also a Members Room (click to enter) containing further data for Group Members.

Reminder to members who receive the Group Newsletter by email: PLEASE LET BRYAN KNOW OF ANY CHANGE IN EMAIL ADDRESS

The most famous Sherwood Tree?

The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham

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Our extracts from the Births, Marriages & Deaths Indexes for England & Wales from 1837 can be searched by clicking here (courtesy of the GoONS electronic archive).

Sherwood Profile registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies
News of Sherwood Familes
Phil's Sherwood Ancestry in Kent or on Ancestry.co.uk 
Sherwood Family Bibles - The remarkable story of Phil's bible.
Sherwood's listed on Wikipedia  
Linkpendium page on Sherwood surname
Publications on Sherwood Families
Records Available in the Members Room
Some Sherwood extracts from the 1911 census for England & Wales can be seen here.

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