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The name Earward is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a 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 Earward family


The surname Earward was first found in Lancashire at either Great Harwood or Little Harwood; and or in West Yorkshire at Harewood, all villages. [1]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)

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Early History of the Earward family

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Early History of the Earward family


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Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1071 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Earward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Earward Spelling Variations

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Earward Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Earward family name include Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.

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Early Notables of the Earward family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Earward family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Earward family to Ireland

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Migration of the Earward family to Ireland


Some of the Earward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Earward family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Earward family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Earward surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Robert and Thomas Harwood who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed later by George Harwood in 1643.

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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