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Haywood Family History

Haywood Name Meaning
English (Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Herefordshire. Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, so called from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ + wudu ‘wood’. It was a common practice in the Middle Ages for areas of woodland to be fenced off as hunting grounds for the nobility. This name may have been confused in some cases with Hayward and perhaps also with the name Hogwood (of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from a minor place).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Haywood Families

  • Number of Haywood families
     120 - 238
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Haywood families
     476 - 949
     159 - 475
     1 - 158
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Haywood families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Haywood Family Origin

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Haywood Family Occupations

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