. The origin of this name is obscure, but the family were prolific throughout southern Scotland.
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The name Hanginschaw, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Hanginside, Hanginshaw, Hanginschaw, Hanganshaw, Hanoreshaw and many more.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Hanginschaw family, or who bore a variation of the surname Hanginschaw were George Hanorshaw who landed in North America in 1710.