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Heywood Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English heah ‘high’ + wudu ‘wood’. There is also a place in Wiltshire so called, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ + wudu. Compare Haywood, although this is probably not the source of the surname.

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

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Heywood Family Origin

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Heywood Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Heywood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Heywood's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heywood. A less common occupation for the Heywood family was Farm Laborer.

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Heywood Historical Records

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Heywood Life Expectancy

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