Hailwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hailwood is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Hailwood is composed of the elements hall, which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward, which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.
Early Origins of the Hailwood family
The surname Hailwood was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Hailwood family
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Hailwood Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hailwood has been recorded under many different variations, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Hailwood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hailwood family to Ireland
Some of the Hailwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hailwood family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hailwood or a variant listed above: John Alward who settled in Maryland in 1666; Andrew Alward who settled in Boston in 1849. In Newfoundland the family settled in Cape Broyl, Grand Falls and St. John's..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hailwood (post 1700) +
- James W. Hailwood (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1937-38 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1938 
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