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Renshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Renishaw in Derbyshire, named from the Middle English personal name Reynold + shawe ‘copse’. The name is still found chiefly in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

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


Similar surnames: Henshaw, Redshaw, Kershaw, Grimshaw, Openshaw, Cranshaw, Benham

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Renshaw Family Origin

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Renshaw Family Occupations

What did your Renshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Renshaw family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renshaw. The most common Renshaw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Renshaw's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Renshaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Renshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Renshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renshaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Renshaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Renshaw. For the veterans among your Renshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Renshaw lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Renshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Renshaw in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Renshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renshaw 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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