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The name Harwood is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Lincolnshire. The name is derived from the Old English word har which means "grey" and the word wudu which means "wood."

Harwood Early Origins



The surname Harwood 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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Harwood Spelling Variations


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Harwood Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harwood has been spelled many different ways, including Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.

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Harwood Early History


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Harwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harwood research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1071 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Harwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harwood In Ireland


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Harwood In Ireland



Some of the Harwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Harwoods to arrive in North America:

Harwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Paule Harwood, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Grace Harwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Henry Harwood, who landed in Roston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Margarett Harwood, aged 22, landed in St Christopher in 1634
  • Ralph Harwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Harwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Anne Harwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Phillis Harwood, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Harwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Harwood, aged 25, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • William Harwood, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833

Harwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John J Harwood, who arrived in Mississippi in 1901

Harwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Harwood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Thomas Harwood, aged 34, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Ms. Mary Harwood U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 492 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Harwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Harwood, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • T. Harwood a doctor, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Peter Harwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • Elizabeth Harwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • George Harwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Harwood, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Harwood, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • James Harwood, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • David Harwood, aged 49, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Elizabeth Harwood, aged 43, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harwood (post 1700)



  • Commander Bruce L. Harwood USN (1910-1944), American naval officer, twice awarded the Navy Cross, and killed in action during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, eponym of the USS Harwood (DD/DDE-861), a Gearing-class destroyer
  • William Harwood, American politician, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1859-60
  • Elvis Harwood, American politician, Mayor of Joliet, Illinois, 1867-69
  • E. Harwood, American politician, Mayor of Zion, Illinois, 1925
  • Clifford B. Harwood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1972
  • Charles E. Harwood (1851-1924), American Republican politician, Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1894-95
  • Charles A. Harwood (1880-1950), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1910; U.S. District Judge for Canal Zone, 1937-38; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1941-46
  • Calvin L. Harwood, American politician, Mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, 1893-96
  • Benjamin E. Harwood, American Republican politician, Connecticut Republican State Chair, 1940; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1940
  • Aubrey H. Harwood Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Port-au-Prince, 1945
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Harwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harwood Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 November 2015 at 13:32.

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