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Heywood Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English heah ‘high’ + wudu ‘wood’. There is also a place in Wiltshire so called, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ + wudu. Compare Haywood, although this is probably not the source of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Haywood, Henwood, Hopwood, Hagwood, Elwood, Redwood, Sherwood

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Heywood Family Origin

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Heywood Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carter

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heywood. A less common occupation for the Heywood family was Carter. The most common Heywood occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Heywood's were Coal Miners.

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Heywood Historical Records

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Heywood Life Expectancy

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