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Origins of the Kershaw surname

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About the Kershaws

We have a total number of 98653 records for people with the last name Kershaw.

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Where do most Kershaws live?

In 1921, most Kershaws lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Kershaws

How common is your surname?

535th most common surname in the UK

We have 88,300 records for the Kershaw surname. The oldest one dates back to 1552.

Who were Kershaws most likely to marry?

Taylors

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Butterworths

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What are the most common Kershaw first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Kershaws

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kershaws in 1921
Cotton Weaver

1,100

Woollen Weaver

255

Dressmaker

252

Cotton Winder

243

Weaver

239

Common Male occupations for Kershaws in 1921
Cotton Weaver

427

Cotton Spinner

330

Coal Miner

302

Cotton Piecer

206

Stone Mason

190

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