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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


Similar surnames: Hagwood, Heywood, Harwood, Haygood, Garwood, Henwood, Hopwood

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Haywood Family Origin

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Haywood Family Occupations

What did your Haywood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Haywood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Haywood's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haywood. A less common occupation for the Haywood family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Haywood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Haywood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haywood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Haywood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Haywood. For the veterans among your Haywood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haywood Life Expectancy

What is the average Haywood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haywood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haywood in 1943 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haywood ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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