Hayward Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Hayward Name Meaning: Taken from the Old English word 'hegeweard' which comprises of 'hege' meaning 'fence' and 'weard' meaning guard'.

An occupational name given to a heardman or someone who was in charge of the maintenance of the villages/towns fences/enclosures.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Hayward Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Hayward family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 394
Female Servant 228
Independent 177
Labourer 109
Farmer 95
Male Servant 75
Shoe Maker 53
Carpenter 36
Gardener 32
Weaver 32
Tailor 30
Butcher 30
Dress Maker 29
Ag Labourer 27
Silk Weaver 23
Laundress 21
Grocer 20
Mason 20
Servant 19
Clerk 18
Publican 18
Miller 17
Governess 16
Mariner 15
Blacksmith 15

Hayward Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Hayward 100% 91,221
2 Heyward 86% 4,057
3 Hayword 86% 386

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