US Popularity:7637
Meaning:Enclosed wood; Hedge-watcher
With a legacy that dives deep into Anglo-Saxon history, Heywood is an age-old surname following in the footsteps of many other trendy first name-turned-surnames. A form of Haywood and Hayward, Heywood’s lineage began as an occupational name for a protector of cattle and crops from thieves. From this, it earned the definition “hedge-watcher.” Heywood and its variants became place names across England where there was fenced-off woodland for the nobility to go hunting in, gaining the meaning “enclosed wood.” A choice for the brave and the bold, don’t be surprised if nothing can get past baby Heywood’s watchful eye.

Heywood Name Popularity Data

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in 1963
- 2646
from 1960
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