| Background: The meaning of the English name was a residence near the church-wood. The surname of Kershaw was a locational name 'of Kirkshaw' in the parish of Rochdale, County Lancashire. There are also two minor places in West Yorkshire of the name, 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.
Variations: Kershaw, deKyrkeschawe, delKyrkeshagh, Kersaw, Kirkshaw, Kirshaw, Kirk, Kershow, Kercher.
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