The name Henwoold is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the tithing of Henwood, which is in the parish of Cumnor in Berkshire. The surname Henwoold 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 Henwoold family
The surname Henwoold 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 Henwoold family
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Henwoold 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. Henwoold has been spelled many different ways, including Henwood, Enwood and others.
Early Notables of the Henwoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henwoold family to the New World and Oceana
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 Henwoolds to arrive in North America: Thomas and Anne Henwood who settled in Barbados in 1679; as well as Abraham Henwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1814.