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  1. Openshaw

    Openshaw is an area of Manchester, England, about two miles east of the city centre. Historically part of Lancashire, Openshaw was incorporated into the city of Manchester in 1890. Its name derives from the Old English Opinschawe, which means an open wood or coppice.The Industrial Revolution saw Openshaw become an area of heavy industry. Socialism and trades unionism grew in the area and in 1910 the Openshaw Socialists were formed, with Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party, speaking at their inaugural meeting. Annie Lee became Manchester's first socialist woman alderman in 1936, having been secretary of the Openshaw Independent Labour Party from the 1890s. The ordnance works closed after the First World War, as did the railway yards. Openshaw's population is now a fraction of that a century ago. Nothing remains of companies such as RHM on Ogden Lane, Ferguson, Pailin & Co. (later GEC Switchgear), the English Steel Corporation, B&S Massey and Crossley Brothers, which employed thousands of people. There is very little industry in the district but Openshaw is within the East Manchester Regeneration Scheme and new businesses are moving into the area. Openshaw is the 11th most deprived area in the UK as a result of massive de-industrialisation. Openshaw is a very diverse are of Manchester with a large African community now becoming the majority of households in the area. It is the site of Openshaw Citadel.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Openshaw is ranked #25226 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Openshaw surname appeared 982 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Openshaw.

    95% or 933 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of openshaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of openshaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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