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
Early History of the Halward family
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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)
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Migration of the Halward family to Ireland
Some of the Halward family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Halward family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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"