Kilshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kilshaw family

The surname Kilshaw was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when the primogenitor of the name held estates of Culcheth in that shire.

Early History of the Kilshaw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilshaw research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1327, 1413, 1688, 1 (f, 1468, 100), 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kilshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kilshaw Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Culcheth, Kulcheth, Kylcheth, Culchech, Culcheck, Culchaw, Culshaw, Kilshaw, Kilsha, Kulchet and many more.

Early Notables of the Kilshaw family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Kilshaw migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kilshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Kilshaw, British Convict who was convicted in Liverpool, Lancaster, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. John Kilshaw, (b. 1821), aged 19, English labourer who was convicted in Liverpool, Merseyside, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Duncan" on 10th December 1840, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/duncan


Houseofnames.com on Facebook