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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