Kershaw Family History

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Kershaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kirkshaw in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire, so named from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + shaw ‘grove’. There are two minor places in West Yorkshire called Kershaw, which may be of the same origin and may also lie behind the surname, but on the other hand they may themselves derive from the surname. In some cases the name may be topographic for someone who lived near the ‘church grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Henshaw, Shaw, Renshaw, Redshaw, Kirkham, Forshaw, Worsham, Deshaw

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Kershaw Family Origin

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Kershaw Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Housekeeper

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kershaw. A less common occupation for the Kershaw family was Housekeeper. The most common Kershaw occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 3% of Kershaw's were Cotton Weavers.

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Kershaw Life Expectancy

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