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The ancestors of the Heywood family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Heywood 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.

Heywood Early Origins



The surname Heywood 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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Heywood Spelling Variations


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Heywood Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Hayward, Heyward, Haward, Haywood, Heywood and others.

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Heywood Early History


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Heywood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heywood 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 Heywood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heywood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heywood 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 Heywood 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Heywood or a variant listed above:

Heywood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Heywood, who landed in New England in 1638
  • Richard Heywood, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Heywood, who arrived in New England in 1656
  • Roger Heywood, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Heywood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Heywood, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Arthur Heywood, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1854

Heywood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Heywood, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Henry Heywood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849
  • Ann J. Heywood, aged 25, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond"

Heywood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Howard Heywood landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Tuscan

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heywood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heywood (post 1700)



  • Maria E. Heywood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 2004
  • Harry Heywood, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1934
  • Ernest Heywood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1956
  • Chester D. Heywood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920
  • Charles D. Heywood, American Republican politician, Mayor of Berkeley, California, 1913-15; Postmaster at Berkeley, California, 1925-33
  • Albert Heywood, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954
  • A. R. Heywood, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1908 (alternate), 1916

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Heywood Historic Events


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Heywood Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Francis Heywood, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Heywood, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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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.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Heywood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heywood 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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