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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

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Coalminer

    1%

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

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Henshaw Life Expectancy

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