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Haywood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Haywood (Nottinghamshire Staffordshire Shropshire Herefordshire) or Heywood (Lancashire Wiltshire) or any of many other minor places so named from Old English (ge)hæg ‘fence 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 . Altered form of English Hogwood and of its altered forms Hagood and Haygood .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Haywood family from?

You can see how Haywood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haywood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haywood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 168 Haywood families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Haywood's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haywood families in 1911.
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What did your Haywood ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Haywood. 28% of Haywood men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Haywood women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haywood were Salesman and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Haywood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 21,000 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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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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