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 174
Living On Own Means 83
Cotton Spinner 47
General Labourer 45
General Servant Domestic 43
Farmer 38
Cotton Winder 35
Cotton Card Room Hand 32
Domestic Servant 23
Dress Maker 23
Scholar 23
Iron Moulder 20
Coal Miner Hewer 18
Cotton Reeler 16
Tailoress 15
Charwoman 14
Grocer Assistant 14
Cook Domestic 13
Calico Weaver 13
House Painter 12
Nurse Domestic 12
Servant Domestic 12
Errand Boy 11
Grocer 11
Woollen Weaver 11

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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