Meaning and Origin of Sherwood - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Sherwood

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Bright forest

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scīr ‘shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’.
  • Americanized form of some Jewish name.