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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shrewsbury

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From Old English Scrobbesburh (fort in the scrub-land region).

  1. A town and the county town of Shropshire, England.
  2. A town in Massachusetts.
  3. A city in Missouri.
  4. A borough in New Jersey.
  5. A borough in Pennsylvania.
  6. A ghost town in Quebec, Canada.
  7. A town in Vermont.
  8. A census-designated place in West Virginia.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shrewsbury

The Earl of Shrewsbury was an office holder. The was born in Blakemere. He died on July 17th, 1453.


Richard of Shrewsbury is royalty. He holds the title Duke of York; Duke of Norfolk. Richard was born as the child of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville on August 17th, 1473 in Shrewsbury.


The Duke of Shrewsbury was an office holder. The was given the name Charles Talbot on July 24th, 1660. He died on February 1st, 1718.


John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury is a politician.


John was born on January 21st, 1914. He breathed his last breath on November 12th, 1980.


John was born in 18. He breathed his last breath in 9.


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Popularity of Shrewsbury as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shrewsbury U.S.
  White 95.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shrewsbury

People with the last name Shrewsbury are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shrewsbury

  • How Popular is the name Shrewsbury? As a last name Shrewsbury was the 10,765th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Shrewsbury? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shrewsbury was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shrewsbury: Your name in reverse order is Yrubswerhs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ywsbrrhsue. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shrewsbury? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,963 people with the last name Shrewsbury.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shrewsbury? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Shrewsbury as their last name.

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