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About the study

Includes full transcription of all Scottish birth, marriage, death, divorce and adoption entries from 1855 to 2007 Transcription of 1841-1901 censuses for England and Wales

Variant names

Walkingshaw, Wakenshaw, Wakinshaw, Walkenshaw as most common variants

Name origin

The name originates in Scotland from the time when family were forester to Kings of Scotland. Meaning of name translates as walking in the woods