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SHAW - Name Meaning & Origin
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Definition: A thicket, small wood, or clearing in the trees; dweller by the wood.

Surname Origin: Scottish

Alternate Surname Spellings: SHEACH

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SHAW Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - SHAW Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - SHAW Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - SHAW Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - SHAW Genealogy in All Regions
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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