Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the tithing of Henwood, which is in the parish of Cumnor in Berkshire. The surname Henwod belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Henwod family
Early History of the Henwod family
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Henwod Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Henwod family name include Henwood, Enwood and others.
Early Notables of the Henwod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henwod family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Henwod surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas and Anne Henwood who settled in Barbados in 1679; as well as Abraham Henwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1814.
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