Henshaw Family History

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Henshaw Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Northumberland, so called from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Heðin (from a short form of the rare compound names formed with h?ð ‘heath’ as the first element) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire, and from a lost place in southeastern Lancashire, both named from Middle English hen ‘hen’ + shaw ‘wood’. The name de Henneshagh occurs at Rochdale as early as 1325.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Renshaw, Kershaw, Bagshaw, Earnshaw, Openshaw, Hunstad, Hensley

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Henshaw Family Origin

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Henshaw Family Occupations

What did your Henshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henshaw. A less common occupation for the Henshaw family was Coalminer. The most common Henshaw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Henshaw's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Coalminer


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Henshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Henshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henshaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Henshaw. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Henshaw. For the veterans among your Henshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Henshaw lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Henshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Henshaw in 1947 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henshaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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