Hanshaw Family History

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Hanshaw Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Henshaw. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Handschuh.

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

Similar surnames: Hanshew, Harshaw, Ranshaw, Hinshaw, Latshaw, Bashaw, Hashman, Harsha

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Hanshaw Family Origin

Where is the Hanshaw family from?

Hanshaw Family Occupations

What did your Hanshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hanshaw family was Carpenter. The most common Hanshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Hanshaw's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanshaw.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Hanshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hanshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanshaw 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Hanshaw. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hanshaw. For the veterans among your Hanshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanshaw lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hanshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hanshaw in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanshaw 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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