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The present generation of the Henwood family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the tithing of Henwood, which is in the parish of Cumnor in Berkshire. The surname Henwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Henwood Early Origins



The surname Henwood was first found in Berkshire, at Henwood. Henwood is also a hamlet in the civil parish of Linkinhorne in east Cornwall.

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Henwood Spelling Variations


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Henwood Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Henwood include Henwood, Enwood and others.

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Henwood Early History


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Henwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henwood research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Henwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Henwood Notables 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 boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Henwood were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Henwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and Anne Henwood who settled in Barbados in 1679

Henwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Henwood, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • Abraham Henwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1814

Henwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James R Henwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • James R. Henwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Samuel Henwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849
  • George Henwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • Samuel Henwood, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henwood (post 1700)



  • Doug Henwood (b. 1952), American journalist, economic analyst, and financial trader, known for his newsletter, Left Business Observer
  • Berryman Henwood, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916
  • Megan Henwood (b. 1987), English singer-songwriter
  • Karen Henwood, British social psychologist and Professor of Social Sciences at Cardiff University
  • Craig Henwood (b. 1978), Australian gold medalist sport shooter at the 2005 Oceanian Shooting Championships
  • Wayne "Moose" Henwood (b. 1962), former Australian rules footballer
  • William Jory Henwood FRS (1805-1875), Cornish mining geologist
  • Simon Henwood (b. 1965), British artist, author, film director, and music video director
  • Casey Henwood (b. 1980), New Zealand field hockey player at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Dai Henwood (b. 1978), New Zealand comedian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Henwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henwood 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.

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