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Birkenshaw Early Origins



The surname Birkenshaw was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Birkenshaw Spelling Variations


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Birkenshaw Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Birkenshaw has been spelled Birkenshaw, Birkinshaw, Birkshaw, Burdenshaw and others.

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Birkenshaw Early History


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Birkenshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkenshaw research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1529 is included under the topic Early Birkenshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birkenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birkenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Birkenshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birkenshaw In Ireland


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Birkenshaw In Ireland



Some of the Birkenshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birkenshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Birkenshaw, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkenshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkenshaw (post 1700)



  • Jack Birkenshaw MBE (b. 1940), English former cricketer, umpire and coach

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Birkenshaw Family Crest Products


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Birkenshaw Family Crest Products




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