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SHAW Family History

This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical or a locational surname. As a topographical name, Shaw was used for someone who lived by a copse, wood, or thicket, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "sceaga", copse, small wood. As a locational surname, Shaw is derived from any one of the numerous small places names Shaw, from the Old English "sceaga", such as those in Berkshire, Lancashire, and Wiltshire. Shaw in Berkshire is recorded as "Essages" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and in Lancashire as "Shaghe" in 1555, and a place in Wiltshire as "schaga" in the 1167 Pipe Rolls of the county...

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#2 Shaw

My name is Maggie Watson from Indiana in the US. My mom's maiden name was Shaw, her father John Jacob Shaw from county Cork, her mother's maiden name was Mary McHugh from Leitrim?. Also related to Katherine Feeley from Ireland. I know some relatives still exist there, I think in county Cork. My sister and I would like to come to see Ireland and meet any relatives still there.

#1 OlsShaw

Hey my names Ols,I was born in Ireland,My mother is Irish,however my farther is English,im a teenage girl,currently living in Nottinghamshie,England

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