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Type Surname (from location)

Meaning & History

A habitational surname from any of the so-called or like-sounding places in the United Kingdom. These include Renishaw in Derbyshire, Ramshaw in Durham, the lost Renshaw in Cheshire and Radshaw in Yorkshire. All of these locations bear the second element of either Old English sceaga or Old Norse skógr, both meaning 'woodland'.
Added 9/10/2016 by McLeeds
Edited 5/26/2017 by McLeeds