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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ch-EH-ree  [key]
Other Forms FormsCherrie, Cherrey, Cherries, Chery, and Chearie.

Meaning & History

From Middle English chirie, cherye "cherry", hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks.
The surname Cherry was brought to England by a great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Cherry is derived from the Anglo Norman French word, 'cherise', which means cherry, and was probably used to indicate someone who lived by a cherry tree.

86,045 people have this surname, and is most prevalent in the United States.
Added 3/6/2016 by anonymous
Edited 2/11/2020 by Mike C, Sofia and Marusero