Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Lincolnshire. The name is derived from the Old English word har which means "grey" and the word wudu which means "wood."
Early Origins of the Herrewoyd family
Lancashire at either Great Harwood or Little Harwood; and or in West Yorkshire at Harewood, all villages. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Herrewoyd family
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Herrewoyd Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Herrewoyd have been found, including Harwood, Harewood, Horwood, Whorwood, Herwood, Hereward, Harward and many more.
Early Notables of the Herrewoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herrewoyd family to Ireland
Some of the Herrewoyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Herrewoyd family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Herrewoyds to arrive on North American shores: Robert and Thomas Harwood who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed later by George Harwood in 1643.
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