Hayward History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hayward is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Hayward is a name for a person who was in charge of protecting an enclosed forest from damage by vandals, animals, and poachers. The name was originally derived from the Old English haye, which meant enclosure. [1] Another source notes the name as an occupational name as in " 'the hayward,' a keeper of cattle, literally 'hedge-watcher'". [2]

"The duties of the hayward were of a varied nature. His chief task seems to have been to guard the cattle at pasture; but he also protected the crops from thieves, trimmed the hedges, etc. In old poems he is generally represented as carrying a horn." [3]

Early Origins of the Hayward family

The surname Hayward was first found in Lancashire at Heywood, a town and chapelry, in the township of Heap, parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "Heywood, in the Saxon, denotes the site of a wood in a field, or a wood surrounded by fields; a family of the same name resided here for many generations. " [4] Heywood Hall was long the residence of the ancestors of the baronet's family. [1]

As an occupational name, early records were scattered as the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Adam le Hayward in Devon; Roger le Hayward in Buckinghamshire; and Alicia le Heyward in Huntingdonshire.

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Robertus Hayward; and Magota Hayward. [2]

Important Dates for the Hayward family

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Hayward Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hayward include Hayward, Heyward, Haward, Haywood, Heywood and others.

Early Notables of the Hayward family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Hayward, a noted Elizabethan historian; John Heywood (1497?-1580), an English poet, friend of Sir Thomas More, and a court musician and entertainer for Henry VII, Edward VI, and Queen Mary; Thomas Heywood (c.1570-1641), an English...
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Hayward migration to the United States

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Haywards to arrive on North American shores:

Hayward Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hayward, who arrived in America in 1632 [5]
  • Thomas Hayward, who landed in New England in 1634 [5]
  • Thomas Hayward, who settled in New England in 1634 with his wife Susannah and five children
  • Samuel Hayward, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Howell Hayward, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [5]
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Hayward Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hayward, who landed in America in 1804 [5]

Hayward migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hayward Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Hayward, aged 17, who arrived in Montreal in 1852
  • Sophia Hayward, aged 9, who arrived in Montreal in 1852

Hayward migration to Australia

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

Hayward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hayward, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • James Hayward, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • William Hayward, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [8]
  • John Hayward, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [9]
  • Joseph Hayward, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [10]
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Hayward migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hayward Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Hayward, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Hayward, aged 30, a milliner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Mr. Hayward, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tuscan" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th September 1842 [11]
  • Arthur Hayward, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship William Stoveld
  • William Hayward, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayward (post 1700)

  • Justin David Hayward (b. 1946), English musician, best known as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer in the rock band The Moody Blues
  • William R. Hayward, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 28th District, 2012 [12]
  • William H. Hayward, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 9th District, 1877-81. Interment somewhere in Colchester, Connecticut [12]
  • William C. Hayward, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Iowa, 1907-13 [12]
  • William Hayward (1906-1993), American Republican politician, Mayor of Royal Oak, Michigan, 1945-49, 1959-63 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 18th District, 1952; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1959-76 [12]
  • William Hayward (1877-1944), American Republican politician, Otoe County Judge, 1901-02; Nebraska Republican State Chair, 1907-09; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1908-12; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1921-25 [12]
  • William Hayward Jr. (1787-1836), American Democrat politician,Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1818-20; U.S. Representative from Maryland 7th District, 1823-25 [12]
  • Walter Hayward, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1916 [12]
  • Thomas Hayward, American politician, Postmaster at Tallahassee, Florida, 1851 [12]
  • Richard Hayward, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Providence, Rhode Island, 1895-1901 [12]
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Historic Events for the Hayward family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Edwin A Hayward, British Ordnance Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Stanley W Hayward, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [14]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Jasper Gladman Hayward (d. 1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [15]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  15. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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