. The origin of this name is obscure, but the family were prolific throughout southern Scotland.
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The name, Hanginshaw, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Hanginside, Hanginshaw, Hanginschaw, Hanganshaw, Hanoreshaw and many more.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Hanginshaw surname who came to North America were: George Hanorshaw who landed in North America in 1710.