Last name: Crenshaw

This interesting name of English origin is a dialectal variant of the locational name Crawshaw, from a place called Crawshaw-Booth in Lancashire. The derivation of this surname is from the Old English pre 7th Century "Crawa", a crow, with "sceaga" a grove, thus "Crowswood". The earliest recording of this placename is in the Lancashire Inquests of 1324 and appears as "Croweshagh". During the middle ages, it became increasingly common for people to migrate from their birthplace to seek work elsewhere, and they would often adopt or be given the name of the village or town as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. One Carter Crownshaw married John Phillips on the 23rd of April 1781 at St. Giles, Cripplegate, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de Crowschaugh, which was dated 1308, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Brittany Crenshaw
I am a Crenshaw from South Carolina :-)

Sarah Paschen
My mom is a Crenshaw.Nearly the last of them in her family's side.:/

Matt Crenshaw
I'm a Crenshaw from South Carolina..... Go Gamecocks!

Carl Crenshaw
I'm a Crenshaw from New York my Grandfather Letana came from Greensboro Alabama.

Emily Crenshaw
I'm a Crenshaw from the south. Louisiana and texas to be specific.

Josiah Crenshaq
I'm a crenshaw from Central South carolina

Antonio Reed
Any Crenshaw's want to contact me. I really want to learn about this side if the family....

Shanavia Crenshaw
hello all
I am a Crenshaw from the Greenville/ Forest Home AL areas. Please contact me

Gregory Crenshaw

I am Gregory Crenshaw from Crenshaw, Mississippi. I would like to know more about the Crenshaw Family. I would like to be apart of the discussion. Contact me at

G Crenshaw

hi all i just want to know more about the name Crenshaw

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Haley merchen
Anyone know of my Great Grandfather? His name is Marion Crenshaw. His adopted name changed to Tom Thompson. Would really love to know more! We are from the south as well.

I want to know who I am

Xavier crenshaw
Imma Crenshaw too

April Crenshaw
I want to know more about my family, all I know is my Grandfather name and a little about his family, my mom grew up in Mississippi. contact me

Charlotte Crenshaw
My dad was Andree Crenshaw from Cleveland, Ohio. My grandfather was Charles Harrison Crenshaw . I believe he either grew up in or was born in Detroit, Michigan. I still live in Cleveland.

Jeff Crenshaw
Crenshaws here from Missouri. Lived in Columbia, MO and Boone County. Gradparents were Wes/Wyatte and Marie. Wes was from Missouri City, TX.

Donald Lee Crenshaw
Looking for my father's ( Lorin Emery Crenshaw born in Idaho and raised in Seattle ) brothers children and grandchildren. This brothers name was Elmer Lewis Crenshaw , born in Seattle Wa 1925 and died in 1986 in California.

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