Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Arwoyd comes from when the family 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 Arwoyd 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 Arwoyd family
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Arwoyd Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Arwoyd has appeared include Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.
Early Notables of the Arwoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arwoyd family to Ireland
Some of the Arwoyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Arwoyd family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Arwoyd arrived in North America very early: Robert and Thomas Harwood who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed later by George Harwood in 1643.
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