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Meaning and Origin of: Heywood

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Hedged forest

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (chiefly Lancashire) : habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English hēah ‘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.