Last name: HAYWOOD

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HAYWOOD : This last name is indexed 91,485 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HAYWOOD : 1: 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.2: Altered form of English Hogwood and of its altered forms Hagood and Haygood.

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