Sherman is a surname that originated in the Anglo-Saxon language. It means a "shearer of woolen garments," being derived from the words "scearra", or "shears", and "mann", or "man". The name is cognate with Sharman, Shearman and Shurman. Sherman has also been regularly used as a given name in the United States. This was probably originally in honor of Roger Sherman, though after the Civil War William Tecumseh Sherman was also a factor.


The following people have the Sherman surname:

* The Sherman Brothers
* Al Sherman, 20th century songwriter
* Sir Alfred Sherman, British journalist
* Allan Sherman, American comedian
* Bernard Sherman, Canadian billionaire
* Bobby Sherman, American singers
* Brad Sherman, U.S. congressman from California
* Carl Sherman, New York State Attorney General 1923-1924
* Cindy Sherman, American artist
* David Sherman, American novelist
* Forrest Sherman
* Gene Sherman (sportscaster)
* George Sherman
* James Sherman (minister)
* James S. Sherman (27th Vice President of the United States of America)
* John Sherman, one of several
* Mike Sherman
* Richard M. Sherman
* Robert B. Sherman
* Roger Sherman
* Stuart Sherman, American literary critic
* Vincent Sherman
* William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S. Civil War general

The following people have "Sherman" in their names:

* Roger Sherman Baldwin
* Sherman Alexie
* Sherman Hemsley

Fictional characters

*Sherman, pet boy of the dog Mister Peabody on "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show"
*Sherman T. Potter, from the TV series "M*A*S*H"
*Sherman Klump, the title character from the film "The Nutty Professor"
*Chuck Sherman, 'The Sherminator' from the film series American Pie
*Sherman McCoy, the protagonist of Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
*Jay Sherman, the main character in "The Critic"
*Sherman, a titular character in the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon"

Places in the United States

*Sherman, Connecticut
*Sherman, Illinois
*Sherman, Texas
*Sherman, West Virginia
*Sherman County, several
*Sherman Township, several
*Sherman, Wyoming, several


*Sherman Antitrust Act
*M4 Sherman tank
*Sherman Silver Purchase Act
*Sherman (constructor), a former racing car constructor
*USS "Sherman" (WHEC-720), United States Coast Guard cutter
*General Sherman

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