Origins of Shough surname in Herefordshire, Engl
My grandmother was a Shaw born in Herefordshire, England her descent is from the Shough family of Peterstow,Tretire, Bridstow and Ross villages that make up part of South Herefordshire. The Shough name in the UK has pretty much died out because of the change to Shaw in the mid 1800's, of which I have documentary evidence in the form of baptism recordseg. Shough also known as Shaw entries. My chart is as follows:
Thomas Shoughb 1699 father of, Thomas Shough b 1727 ", Timothy Shough b 1764 ", Edward Shough shoemaker b 1801 who became Shaw in the 1851 census of Herefordshire ", Henry Shaw b 1837 ", Charles Shaw b 1877 ", Eunice Florence Shaw b 1910. There are Shough baptisms and marriages dating to the 16th century in Herefordshire and wills back to the 14th century. I have not researched this name for about 3 years but have a vast amount of notes relating to the name. If I can help E mail me. The only other county that lists the name in any numbers in the IGI is London, but these are far fewer than in Herefordshire. I have also heard that the name derives from Bavaria, Germany!