Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Lincolnshire. The name is derived from the Old English word har which means "grey" and the word wudu which means "wood."
Early Origins of the Arwod family
Lancashire at either Great Harwood or Little Harwood; and or in West Yorkshire at Harewood, all villages. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Arwod family
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Arwod Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.
Early Notables of the Arwod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arwod family to Ireland
Some of the Arwod family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Arwod family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Arwod were among those contributors: Robert and Thomas Harwood who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed later by George Harwood in 1643.
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