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The Anglo-Saxon name Fenshaw comes from when the family resided at Fanshawe Gate Hall in the county of Derbyshire.

Fenshaw Early Origins



The surname Fenshaw was first found in Derbyshire. The family held high distinction at Fanshawe Gate from early times. This was the site where Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601), the Queen's Remembrancer and his descendants hailed. Very little is known of the earlier lineage apart from the fact that he was the eldest son of John Fanshawe of Fanshawe Gate and had an uncle name Henry Fanshawe. In addition to Fanshawe Gate, he held estates in Ware Park, Hertfordshire and Jenkins, in Barking, Essex; presumably some were inherited through the family.

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Fenshaw Spelling Variations


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Fenshaw Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fenshaw include Fanshaw, Fanshawe and others.

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Fenshaw Early History


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Fenshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fenshaw research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1533, 1601, 1569, 1616, 1596, 1665, 1621, 1661, 1608, 1666, 1625 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Fenshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601), English Remembrancer of the Exchequer; Sir Henry Fanshawe (1569-1616), an English Remembrancer of the Exchequer; Thomas Fanshawe, 1st Viscount Fanshawe KB (1596-1665), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1661, supporter of the Royalist cause in...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fenshaw Notables 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:

Fenshaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Fenshaw, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

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