Zachariah Kershaw (twin)

6 July 1764–about 1766
Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Zachariah

When Zachariah Kershaw (twin) was christened on 6 July 1764, in Todmorden, Lancashire, England, his father, John Kershaw, was 33 and his mother, Susannah Turner, was 38. He died about 1766, in Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 2, and was buried in Todmorden, Lancashire, England.

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John Kershaw
Susannah Turner
Samuel Kershaw
Sarah Kershaw
Mary Kershaw
William Kershaw
Zachariah Kershaw (twin)
John Kershaw III (twin)
William Kirshaw

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kirkshaw in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire, so named from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + shaw ‘grove’. There are two minor places in West Yorkshire called Kershaw, which may be of the same origin and may also lie behind the surname, but on the other hand they may themselves derive from the surname. In some cases the name may be topographic for someone who lived near the ‘church grove’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Zacharia Kershaw, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Zachariah Kershaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Zachariah Kershaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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