Renshaw Family History

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Renshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Renishaw in Derbyshire, named from the Middle English personal name Reynold + shawe ‘copse’. The name is still found chiefly in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

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


Similar surnames: Henshaw, Redshaw, Kershaw, Grimshaw, Openshaw, Cranshaw, Benham

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Renshaw Family Origin

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Renshaw Family Occupations

What did your Renshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Renshaw. 22% of Renshaw men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Renshaw women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renshaw were Farm Hand and Farming

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Accountant
    6%
  • Epicier
    4%
  • Farm Hand
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Factory Hand
    7%
  • Farming
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Renshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Renshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renshaw 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Renshaw. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Renshaw. For the veterans among your Renshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Renshaw lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Renshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Renshaw in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Renshaw

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