Heywood Family History
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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