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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Shanavia Crenshaw
hello all
I am a Crenshaw from the Greenville/ Forest Home AL areas. Please contact me sjacquel0701@gmail.com

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

Josiah Crenshaq
I'm a crenshaw from Central South carolina

Antonio Reed
Want to get in Contact since my family is from that area?

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

Antonio Reed
Hey want to keep in contact? My family is also from there

jeana
mine too

larry crenshaw
My dad was from Georgia and had family in Louisiana and Texas. Im from daytona Beach fl.

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

Shirley
Carl, my family is from Birmingham Alabama. Does anyone in your family know Phillip Crenshaw ?

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

Shirley
My mothers family are Crenshaw. They are from the south also. Have you heard of Phillip Crenshaw,? He was my grandfather?

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

Shirley
Sarah, My name is Shirley, My mothers family also are Crenshaw. Ask her if she know a Phillip Crenshaw. My late grandfather

Sarah Paschen
I will Shirley,if we ever speak again.She is from Iowa as a young girl.

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

Shirley
Brittany, my family is from the south also. Are you familiar with or have you heard of a Phillip Crenshaw? He passed years ago but the family lives on.

Alleyne Marsh
I am Alleyne CRENSHAW marsh. Family origin Alabama (county of)

Kristen Crenshaw
My last name is Crenshaw!! :)

Shirley
Were you born a Crenshaw or married into the family Kristen?. I am looking for family for a reunion in 2015

Tabitha Crenshaw
I am a Crenshaw by marriage. My husband, in laws, and great in laws and extended family are all Crenshaws. We are mostly in New York but come from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Darlene Crenshaw Revis
LOVE IT!!!

Shirley
Tell me a little about your parents family. I am looking for family for our 2015 reunion.

Leslie Crenshaw
My Family are Crenshaw's from Portland,Or. my grandfather was Carl Crenshaw.