Earnshaw Family History

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Earnshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘eagle’s nook’ or ‘Earn’s nook’, from Old English halh ‘nook’ (see Hale). Earn is the Old English word meaning ‘eagle’; it is also found as a personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Bagshaw, Henshaw, Renshaw, Shaw, Cranshaw, Openshaw, Kershaw, Farnham

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Earnshaw Family Origin

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Earnshaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpet Weaver

    4%
  • Cotton Mill

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Earnshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Earnshaw's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpet Weaver and Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earnshaw. A less common occupation for the Earnshaw family was Laborer.

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Earnshaw Historical Records

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Earnshaw Life Expectancy

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