When Stephen Shaw was born on 16 September 1842, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Oren Spencer Shaw, was 48 and his mother, Julia Adams, was 39. He married Frances C. Newell on 5 March 1870, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1870. He died before 18 June 1900, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, 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 .