Scirman


Scirman
An official in the laws of Ine (688-94) in which he was considered one from whom justice could be demanded. He was precursor of the *sheriff. -
Cf. Scir; Shire

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  • Scirman — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Scarman, Scirman, Scurman, Skarman, Skareman, and Skerman, this is an English surname, but with complex origins. It seems to derive either from an Olde English pre 7th century word scir or the Norse …   Surnames reference

  • Scarman — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Scarman, Scirman, Scurman, Skarman, Skareman, and Skerman, this is an English surname, but with complex origins. It seems to derive either from an Olde English pre 7th century word scir or the Norse …   Surnames reference

  • Scurman — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Scarman, Scirman, Scurman, Skarman, Skareman, and Skerman, this is an English surname, but with complex origins. It seems to derive either from an Olde English pre 7th century word scir or the Norse …   Surnames reference

  • Skarman — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Scarman, Scirman, Scurman, Skarman, Skareman, and Skerman, this is an English surname, but with complex origins. It seems to derive either from an Olde English pre 7th century word scir or the Norse …   Surnames reference

  • Skerman — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Scarman, Scirman, Scurman, Skarman, Skareman, and Skerman, this is an English surname, but with complex origins. It seems to derive either from an Olde English pre 7th century word scir or the Norse …   Surnames reference

  • Shelmardine — This name, with variant spelling Shelmardine, is of English locational origin from one of the estimated seven to ten thousand villages and hamlets that have now disappeared from the maps in Britain. The prime cause of these disappearances was the …   Surnames reference

  • Shelmerdine — This name, with variant spelling Shelmardine, is of English locational origin from one of the estimated seven to ten thousand villages and hamlets that have now disappeared from the maps in Britain. The prime cause of these disappearances was the …   Surnames reference

  • skir|mish — «SKUR mihsh», noun, verb. –n. 1. a brief fight between small groups: »The scouts of our army had a skirmish with a small group of the enemy. The boys had a skirmish over who would wear the cowboy hat. 2. any slight conflict, argument, or contest …   Useful english dictionary


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