Shaw Family History & Genealogy

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Shaw Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Aug 12, 2020

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Name Origin

Origin of the name

The surname Shaw has several different origins. The clan name is however derived from an Anglicisation of the Gaelic personal name Sitheach meaning “wolf”. The Gaelic names for the clan are Na Siach, or Mhic Sheaghd.

Origin of the name

The surname Shaw has several different origins. The clan name is however derived from an Anglicisation of the Gaelic personal name Sitheach meaning “wolf”. The Gaelic names for the clan are Na Siach, or Mhic Sheaghd.


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Spellings & Pronunciations

Shaw Name Meaning English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.Chinese : variant of Shao.

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Nationality & Ethnicity

In England and Scotland the name is a topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket.[1] This name is derived from the Middle English schage, shage, schawe, and shawe, from the Old English sceaga meaning "dweller by the wood".[1][2] The name can also be a habitational name derived from places named after these words. The English surname was established in Ireland in the 17th century. In Scotland and Ireland the surname can also be an English form of several surnames derived from the Gaelic personal name sidheach meaning "wolf".[1][3]

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Early Shaws

These are the earliest records we have of the Shaw family.

1281 - Unknown
1460 - Aug 21, 1493
1670 - Unknown
1695 - 1719
1716 - Jan 1, 1772
1727 - Unknown
1728 - 1810
1734 - Unknown
1736 - Unknown
1739 - Mar 15, 1778

Shaw Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Shaw Biographies

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Mar 18, 1925 - May 11, 1994
Apr 24, 1957 - Oct 15, 1990
Jul 30, 1892 - August 1968
Jul 13, 1934 - Mar 13, 2002
Apr 24, 1902 - July 1966
Aug 24, 1942 - May 26, 2003
Dec 27, 1919 - September 1980
Oct 12, 1940 - Apr 25, 2004
Feb 13, 1920 - June 1974
Jan 25, 1922 - February 1985
Jul 17, 1949 - July 1979
Nov 10, 1951 - Aug 15, 2004
Jul 10, 1950 - Sep 26, 1997
c. 1952 - Unknown
c. 1960 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1909 - 1972
c. 1911 - Unknown

Shaw Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Shaw family member is 69.6 years old according to our database of 67,080 people with the last name Shaw that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.6 years

Oldest Shaws

These are the longest-lived members of the Shaw family on AncientFaces.

1625 - 1747
122 years
Aug 5, 1866 - December 1983
117 years
Nov 8, 1871 - July 1984
112 years
Jul 2, 1866 - September 1975
109 years
Sep 14, 1885 - January 1994
108 years
Feb 12, 1879 - March 1985
106 years
Oct 4, 1902 - Jun 6, 2009
106 years
Jan 14, 1889 - May 1, 1995
106 years
Jan 18, 1896 - Feb 21, 2002
106 years
Apr 5, 1880 - November 1986
106 years

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Gayle Opel
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Hi im trying to find the year and where vera myrtle rebecca shaw died and buried as she is my g grandmother
Mar 26, 2018 · Reply
Irma Hadley
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Where and when was your grandmother born?
Mar 27, 2018 · Reply
Beverly Luther
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Can you give us more info on birth date, place any place she lived and where she died? I don't mind helping look for her. My Shaw's were in SC and still in NC, High Point area. Spouse, children or parents names.
Apr 03, 2018 · Reply
Michelle Ferguson
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Beverly gayle is my Aunty whom I’m in contact with myrtle rebecca shaw was b 1902 Colac she married Albert ivan murphy then Joseph anderson mcqueen b 1907 scottland would you b able to search if those 2 men bore any children with myrtle aka vera
Sep 19, 2019 · Reply

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