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The name Ollerenshaw is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the village of Ravenshaw, in Warwickshire. Ollerenshaw is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English words used to refer to those individuals who lived near the raven wood, indicating that the original bearers lived near a forest that was occupied by many ravens.

Ollerenshaw Early Origins



The surname Ollerenshaw was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. The first on record was Stephen de Ravenshagh, listed in the Subisdy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332.

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Ollerenshaw Spelling Variations


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Ollerenshaw Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ollerenshaw are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ollerenshaw include: Renshaw, Ravenshaw, Renshall, Olerenshaw and many more.

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Ollerenshaw Early History


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Ollerenshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ollerenshaw research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ollerenshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ollerenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ollerenshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ollerenshaw or a variant listed above: Henry Renshaw, who settled in Virginia in 1763 with his wife Isabella; Christopher Renshaw arrived in Philadelphia in 1750; David, Francis, Hugh, James, William Renshaw all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ollerenshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ollerenshaw (post 1700)



  • Colonel Robert Ollerenshaw, English military surgeon, pioneer of medical illustration, High Sheriff of Greater Manchester from 1978 to 1979, husband of Kathleen Ollerenshaw
  • Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw DBE (1912-2014), English mathematician and educationalist, Lord Mayor of Manchester (1975-1976), advisor on educational matters to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • Scott Ollerenshaw (b. 1968), Australian footballer from Sydney
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw, British actress, best known for her role as Mavis on the sitcom Open All Hours
  • Eric Ollerenshaw OBE (b. 1950), British politician, Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood

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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Ollerenshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ollerenshaw Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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