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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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Haywood occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Haywood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Haywood family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Farmer Son and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haywood.

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