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Origin and Meaning of Kershaw

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw is a model, actress, musician, model (people), and actor. Abbey was born on June 12th, 1987 in Melbourne, Australia. Abbey is also known as Lee and Abbey.


Clayton Kershaw is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton was born on March 19th, 1988 in Dallas.


Nik Kershaw is a new wave music, synthpop, electronic music, pop rock, and sophisti-pop musician. He was most active from 1976 to present. Nik was given the name Nicholas David Kershaw on March 1st, 1958 in Bristol, England.


Sir Ian Kershaw is a historian. Ian was born on April 29th, 1943 in Oldham.


Sammy Kershaw is a country music musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Sammy was given the name Samuel Paul Kershaw on February 24th, 1958 in Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States.


Doug Kershaw is a cajun music, country music, and folk music musician. He plays Fiddle and Cajun accordion. He has had major accomplishments since 1948. Doug was given the name Douglas James Kershaw on January 24th, 1936 in Tiel Ridge in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.


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Popularity of Kershaw as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kershaw U.S.
  White 76.22% 64.26%
  African American 18.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kershaw

People with the last name Kershaw are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kershaw

  • How Popular is the name Kershaw? Kershaw is the 56,083rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kershaw was the 6,630th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kershaw have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Kershaw in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kershaw? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kershaw first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kershaw is Sunday, July 2nd, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Kershaw born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kershaw was in 2015 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kershaw: Your name in reverse order is Wahsrek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ewshkra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kershaw? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,109 people with the last name Kershaw.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kershaw? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kershaw as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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