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Shrewsbury Surname Origin
(Locality). A town in Shropshire, England, from the Saxon Scrube, a shrub, a small tree, and burgh, a town.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Shrewsbury Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Shrewsbury family history than the origin of your surname:
A Shrewsbury Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau