Sheralee Name Meaning & Origin
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The spelling of Sheralee is a variant of Shiralee and was created in Australia back in the late 1800s
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The origins are Irish coming from Tiarálaí and is pronounced "cheer-awe-lee"
Tiarálaí means to toil or hard work. Burdensome. A tiargálaí is a hard manual labourer in Irish.
Irish speakers who arrived in Australia that mostly worked in the goldmines in the 1850s used the name tiargálaí to describe their occupation. Tiargálaí's often carried all their belongings as a backpack or sack ("Swag" in Australian slang) looking for manual work.
The distinct backpack of a tiarálaí went from object to person.
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The Shiralee - Australian TV mini series (1987) and movie (1957). Shiralee was the burden of his heavy pack the swagman named Macauley had to carry. The other burden was his young daughter Buster who he had to take with him on the road after Macauley found out that his wife had an affair.