When Sarah A. Shaw was born on 20 December 1829, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Oren Spencer Shaw, was 35 and her mother, Julia Adams, was 27. She married Edward Bisdee on 17 November 1858, in Elbridge, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fairfield Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1885. She died on 5 November 1887, in Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Grundy, Iowa, United States.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.
Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.
Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .