England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Oldershaw family lived in Cambridgeshire, at Wrench.
Early Origins of the Oldershaw family
Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Haddenham. Conjecturally they are descended from one of seven Freemen who held this village from the Abbot of Ely. Haddenham was included in the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) a census taken in 1086 and initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Oldershaw family
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Oldershaw Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Oldershaw family name include Rench, Wrench, Renche, Wrenche and others.
Early Notables of the Oldershaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oldershaw family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Oldershaw family to immigrate North America: Ann Wrench who settled in Virginia in 1641; William Wrench settled in Barbados in 1635; Simon Rench settled in Virginia in 1660.
Contemporary Notables of the name Oldershaw (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Oldershaw family
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