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  • Abial Webster (1662 - 1739)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Dec 17 2017, 18:26:17 UTC has her with more children by Mr. Webster. * Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Nov 5 2023, 21:51:10 UTC
  • Abiel Shaw (1706 - d.)
    Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via father Ebenezer Shaw by SmartCopy : Oct 2 2015, 18:33:01 UTC
  • Abigail Bryant (c.1624 - 1694)
    Abigail Shaw was born 1626 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died October 24, 1694 in Plymouth , Plymouth, MAParents:# daughter of John Shaw, Sr. (1600-1694) and Alice Phillips (1606-1654)Married:# o...

About the Shaw surname


Shaw is most commonly a surname and rarely a given name. The name is of English and Scottish origin.

In England and Scotland the name is a topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket. This name is derived from the Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe, from the Old English sceaga meaning "dweller by the wood". 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 Sitheach meaning "wolf".

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