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Heyward is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Heyward is for a person who was in charge of protecting an enclosed forest from damage by vandals, animals, and poachers. The name was originally derived from the Old English haye, which meant enclosure.

Heyward Early Origins



The surname Heyward was first found in Lancashire at Heywood, a town and chapelry, in the township of Heap, parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "Heywood, in the Saxon, denotes the site of a wood in a field, or a wood surrounded by fields; a family of the same name resided here for many generations. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Heywood Hall was long the residence of the ancestors of the baronet's family. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Heyward Spelling Variations


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Heyward Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hayward, Heyward, Haward, Haywood, Heywood and others.

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Heyward Early History


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Heyward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heyward research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1497, 1580, 1570, 1641, 1497, 1580, 1570, 1641, 1630, 1702, 1693 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Heyward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heyward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heyward Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Hayward, a noted Elizabethan historian; John Heywood (1497?-1580), an English poet, friend of Sir Thomas More, and a court musician and entertainer for Henry VII, Edward VI, and Queen Mary; Thomas Heywood (c.1570-1641), an English...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heyward 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heyward or a variant listed above:

Heyward Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphrey Heyward, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Tho Heyward, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Rand Heyward, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Peter Heyward, who landed in Maryland in 1638
  • Ann Heyward, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyward (post 1700)



  • Thomas Heyward Jr. (d. 1809), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1776-78; Signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1778-84
  • James F. Heyward, American politician, Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, 1854-55
  • A. S. Heyward, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1924
  • DuBose Heyward, American novelist and poet, best known for his first novel "Porgy" which served as the basis of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"
  • Louis M. Heyward (1920-2002), American film and television screenwriter
  • Jason Heyward (b. 1989), American baseball player
  • Duncan Clinch Heyward (1864-1943), American politician, Governor of South Carolina
  • Dorothy Heyward (1890-1961), American playwright
  • Craig Heyward (1966-2006), American footballer
  • Nick Heyward (b. 1961), British musician
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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