Henshaw Family History
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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