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The history of the Harwold family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Harwold family


The surname Harwold 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 Harwold family

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Early History of the Harwold family


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Harwold Spelling Variations

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Harwold Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Harwold include Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.

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Early Notables of the Harwold family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Harwold family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Harwold family to Ireland

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Migration of the Harwold family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Harwold family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Harwold or a variant listed above: 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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