Halward History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Halward is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Halward 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 Halward family

The surname Halward 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 Halward family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halward research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Halward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Halward 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. Halward 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 Halward family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Halward family to Ireland

Some of the Halward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Halward migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Halward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Halward, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"


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