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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Horwood surname lived in either of the settlements named Horwood in the counties of Buckinghamshire and Devon, or near any muddy woodland. The surname Horwood is derived from the Old English words hor, which means muddy, and wod, which means wood.

Horwood Early Origins



The surname Horwood was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Horwood Spelling Variations


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Horwood Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Horwood are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Horwood include: Horwood, Horward and others.

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Horwood Early History


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Horwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horwood research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1214 is included under the topic Early Horwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horwood 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 tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Horwood or a variant listed above:

Horwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Horwood settled in New England in 1634
  • John Horwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1635
  • Anne Horwood settled in Virginia in 1654 along with Elizabeth, Sarah and William
  • James Horwood, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1697

Horwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nathaniel Horwood, who arrived in New York in 1726

Horwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice, Elizabeth and George Horwood settled in New York in 1830
  • Henry Horwood, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1832

Horwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Horwood U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 389 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Horwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Horwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Joel Horwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Ann Horwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Jemima Horwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • John Horwood, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horwood (post 1700)



  • Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood (1868-1943), English Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, head of London's Metropolitan Police, from 1920 to 1928
  • Harold Andrew Horwood (1923-2006), Canadian Author, Politician, and co-founder of the Writers' Union of Canada, for which he served three terms as Vice Chair and one, from 1980-81, as Chair
  • Michael Horwood (b. 1947), Canadian composer and Professor of Music and Humanities at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology for over 30 years
  • Lieutenant Alec George Horwood (1914-1944), British soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII

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Horwood Historic Events


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Horwood Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Horwood (1880-1914), English Second Class Passenger from Coleford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

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