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Walshaw Family History

Walshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in northern England called Walshaw in Briercliffe (Lancashire) or in Wadsworth (Yorkshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English wælla wella ‘spring stream well’ + sceaga ‘copse’. The first element of the Yorkshire placename is Old English walh ‘Welshman’ (genitive wala).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Warshaw, Bagshaw, Ramshaw, Walsh, Walstad, Capshaw, Bashaw, Latshaw

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Where is the Walshaw family from?

You can see how Walshaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walshaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Walshaw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Walshaw family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Walshaw's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Walshaw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walshaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Walshaw. 23% of Walshaw men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Walshaw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walshaw were Carpenter joiner and Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    23%
  • Coal Hewer
    12%
  • Colliery Surface Labourer
    6%
  • Carpenter joiner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Walshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walshaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 865 immigration records available for the last name Walshaw. 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 Cards

There are 577 military records available for the last name Walshaw. For the veterans among your Walshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walshaw lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Walshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Walshaw in 1965 was 54, and 83 in 2003.

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