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Origins of the Oldershaw surname

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About the Oldershaws

We have a total number of 5287 records for people with the last name Oldershaw.

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Where do most Oldershaws live?

In 1921, most Oldershaws lived in East Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Oldershaws

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 4,620 records for the Oldershaw surname. The oldest one dates back to 1656.

Who were Oldershaws most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Oldershaw first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oldershaws

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

Common Female occupations for Oldershaws in 1921
Living On Own Means




House Keeper




Dress Maker


Common Male occupations for Oldershaws in 1921










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