Robertshaw Family History

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Robertshaw Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): habitational name from a lost place in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, taking its name from an owner Robert + Middle English shawe ‘copse’ (Old English sceaga). Americanized spelling of French Robichaud.

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

Similar surnames: Redshaw, Renshaw, Kershaw, Openshaw, Habersham, Roberts, Robertson

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Robertshaw Family Origin

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Robertshaw Family Occupations

What did your Robertshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Robertshaw occupation in the USA was Works In Cotton Mill. 13% of Robertshaw's were Works In Cotton Mills. A less common occupation for the Robertshaw family was Furniture Dealer. Works In Cotton Mill, Bank Clerk and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robertshaw.

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  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Bank Clerk

  • Carpenter

  • Furniture Dealer


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

Robertshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Robertshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robertshaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Robertshaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Robertshaw. For the veterans among your Robertshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robertshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Robertshaw lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Robertshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Robertshaw in 1953 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Robertshaw 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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