The ancestry of the name Henwode dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the tithing of Henwood, which is in the parish of Cumnor in Berkshire. The surname Henwode 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 Henwode family
The surname Henwode was first found in Berkshire, at Henwood. Henwood is also a hamlet in the civil parish of Linkinhorne in east Cornwall.
Early History of the Henwode family
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Henwode Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Henwode have been found, including Henwood, Enwood and others.
Early Notables of the Henwode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henwode family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Henwode, or a variant listed above: Thomas and Anne Henwood who settled in Barbados in 1679; as well as Abraham Henwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1814.