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Fanshawe Family History

Fanshawe Name Meaning

probably from Fanshaw Gate in Holmesfield (Derbys) which is recorded as le Faunchallegatehede in 1456 and Fawnchallegate in 1472 although this place may take its name from the family in which case the ultimate origin of the surname in unknown. In either case the etymology is uncertain.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Hanshaw, Ranshaw, Henshaw, Bagshaw, Earnshaw, Renshaw, Ramshaw

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Where is the Fanshawe family from?

You can see how Fanshawe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fanshawe family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Fanshawe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 4 Fanshawe families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Fanshawe's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fanshawe families in 1880.
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What did your Fanshawe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fanshawe. 74% of Fanshawe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Private Means
    20%
  • State Registered Nurse
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 589 immigration records available for the last name Fanshawe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fanshawe. For the veterans among your Fanshawe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fanshawe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 1995, in the United States, Fanshawe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Fanshawe in 1963 was 75, and 89 in 1995.

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