When Bertram James Shaw was born on 21 November 1900, in Vermillion, Sevier, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Hartley Shaw, was 32 and his mother, Ada Jane Ainsworth, was 33. He married Bessie Syme on 7 May 1922, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 24 June 1984, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, 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 .