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Multiple Origins for the Surname Robertshaw


English


Robertshaw Early Origins



The surname Robertshaw was first found in Yorkshire 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 1441 when Richard Robertshawe held estates in that shire in the West Riding near Heptonstall. The village records are now lost. Although most historians attribute this name to Roberts (shaw) or Robert's wood, this is highly questionable. It is much more likely that this lineage, pre 1441, derived from Robesart, now extinct in the male line, a very distinguished and influential titled Norman family headed by Lord Robesart or Robsart, (Robisheau,) a Knight of the Garter about 1410 but descending from Sir. Robsert who was knighted in 1347. He held many estates in Warwickshire and Yorkshire.

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Robertshaw Spelling Variations


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Robertshaw Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Robertshaw, Robertschaw, Robertshore, Robertsure, Robertshawe, Robertschawe, Robishaw, Robbishaw, Robishawe, Robertshay, Robbishay, Robishay, Robisheaux, Robishow, Robshaw, Robshawe, Robisheau, Robsart, Robsert, Robesard and many more.

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Robertshaw Early History


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Robertshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robertshaw research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Robertshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robertshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robertshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robertshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Robertshaw, who settled in Mississippi in 1888
  • James Robertshaw, who landed in Mississippi in 1888 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Robertshaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Robertshaw, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Mary Robertshaw, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Anne Robertshaw, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • George M. Robertshaw, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Frank E. Robertshaw, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robertshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robertshaw (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant General Louis Bentham Robertshaw (1912-2003), American Marine aviator in WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War
  • Andrew Robertshaw, English military historian, curator, author and educator
  • Jeff Robertshaw (b. 1983), Canadian football defensive end
  • Rawson Robertshaw (1861-1920), British rugby union footballer
  • Jerrold Robertshaw (1866-1941), British film actor of the silent era

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Robertshaw Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Robertshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robertshaw 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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