Heywood Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Heywood Name Meaning: Originates from the English word 'haeg' or 'hey' meaning enclosure or someone who lived by one. Also may have come from the Norman word ' hay' meaning 'hedge'. May have also come from the English 'hay' or 'hey' meaning 'tall'.

A nickname for someone 'tall', also a habitional name for someone who lived near in an an enclosed are of forest or similar, was also associated with the Norman word meaning 'hedge' so may have meant someone who lived near a hedge.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Heywood Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Heywood family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 111
Weaver 90
Agricultural Labourer 76
Female Servant 58
Independent 57
Silk Weaver 54
Labourer 47
Cotton Spinner 32
Farmer 29
Male Servant 25
Cotton Piecer 21
Cotton Reeler 13
Dyer 12
Woollen Weaver 12
Dress Maker 11
Weaver Cotton 11
Joiner 11
Shoe Maker 10
Shop Keeper 10
Blacksmith 10
Collier 10
Carter 9
Spinner 9
Cotton Worker 9
Bleacher 8

Heywood Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Haywood 86% 52,467
2 Heywood 100% 40,752
3 Hywood 86% 214
4 Hoywood 86% 212

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The surname Heywood is the 2nd most popular variant of Haywood.

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