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About Henshall Family Tree
Henshall, Henshaw, Hensher, Hencher: (i) Peter de Henschal 1332. From Henshaw (Northumb). (ii) 
Richard de Henneshagh 1365 Bardsley (Ch); Sysley Henshall (Henshawe) 1570 ib. From Henshaw in 
Prestbury (Ches). 'Taken from "A Dictionary of British Surnames" by P.H Reaney.'

Spelling variations of the family name include: Henshaw, Henshall, Henshawe and others (see 
above). First found in Cheshire, England, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say 
well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Another 
veriation of the family history is as follows:- "The Henshaw family are particularly numerous in 
North East Cheshire. Based on the hamlet of Henshaw in Siddington, the landed family have existed 
here since Saxon times and saw later migrations to Ireland and America. Henshaw is noted in the 
Domesday book as "Hofinchel". Other variant spellings found in English records are Henshawe, 
Henshall, Hanshaw and Hinshaw. Henshaw Hall Farm in the village of Siddington occupies a place 
formerly known as Henneschae ('hens' copse'). This family existed in the area from about 1250 
according to some books on Cheshire history. One member was slain at the Battle of Blackwater, 
during the O'Neil rebellion around 1596."

There are  a number of 'Coat of Arms' which are recorded in ancient heraldic archives for the 
Henshall name. One Henshall 'Coat of Arms' is officially documented in Burke's General Armoury and 
described as follows:-"OR,TWO CHEV.VERT. ON A CANTON GU. A LION'S HEAD ERASED AR." When translated 
the blazon also describes the original colours of the Henshall Arms as: "Gold; Two Green Chevrons; 
On a red upper corner, a silver lion's head, Jagged." Above the shield and helmet is the crest 
which is described as: "Out of a gold ducal crown, a hand in a silver sleeve with a red cuff, 
holding a naturally coloured sun."
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