When Eva Naomi Shaw was born on 5 April 1891, in Bertig, Greene, Arkansas, United States, her father, Norton Howell Shaw, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Elizabeth Libbie Devoll, was 29. She married James Earnest Wonch on 9 July 1908, in Stevens, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Friendship Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Echo, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 18 April 1922, in Deer Park, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane, Washington, 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 .
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