An Introduction to The
Sherwood One-Name Study Group
study aims to bring together
all those interested in the genealogy and family history of the surname SHERWOOD
and its variants. A one-name study was registered with the UK Guild of One-Name
Studies in January 1995 by me, and a newsletter entitled 'The
Sherwood Forest' is usually issued
twice a year. Details of all enquiries received are put in the newsletter. Even if you decide not to join, I would
welcome details of your Sherwood ancestry to keep on file e.g. a family chart or
GEDCOM file, as I may be able to put you in contact with someone related to you.
If you use e-mail, we strongly recommend that you post your interests to the
SHERWOOD-L surname list on Rootsweb; to subscribe (which is free) just send an
e-mail to SHERWOODfirstname.lastname@example.org
with the single word 'subscribe' in the body of the message.
Sharwood, Shearwood, Sheerwood, Sherhod, Sherrard, Sharrard, Shirwood(e) Sharrod, Shurwood and Shurrud (I have included the main variants as listed in the current version of the IGI but will be glad to hear of other variants which readers consider should be included). I have also seen the name recorded as Sherwell, Cherrett, Charratt etc. although these surnames may have different origins.
Information does the Group have?
Honorary Chairman: Dr Philip J Sherwood E-mail:
Group Organiser and Newsletter Editor: Mr Bryan R Sherwood, Leatherhead, Surrey E-mail:
Contributions to the Newsletter may be e-mailed to Bryan.
North American Representative: Mr Geoffrey Sherwood, 2 Aynsley Ct., Montville, NJ, USA
07045 USA. E-mail :
Australian & New Zealand Representative: Mrs Lorraine Edwards, E-mail:
Please contact the Group Organiser at the address above for an application form.