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Henshaw Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Northumberland, so called from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Heðin (from a short form of the rare compound names formed with h?ð ‘heath’ as the first element) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire, and from a lost place in southeastern Lancashire, both named from Middle English hen ‘hen’ + shaw ‘wood’. The name de Henneshagh occurs at Rochdale as early as 1325.

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


Similar surnames: Renshaw, Kershaw, Bagshaw, Earnshaw, Openshaw, Hunstad, Hensley

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Henshaw Family Origin

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Henshaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Henshaw family was Carpenter. The most common Henshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Henshaw's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henshaw.

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Henshaw Life Expectancy

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