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Subject: Re: the name Haywood
Author: Daividh   (guest, 209.209.171.164)
Date: October 9, 2001 at 10:12:31 PM
Reply to: the name Haywood by Haywood (Sandy) law
Haywood is a name (originally a surname) of geographic origin, describing where the bearer hailed from.

Haywood means "enclosed wood", from the Anglo-Saxon "hege" + "wudu". It's the name of several towns/villages in England, and the earliest placename spelling I can find is "Haiwode", dating back to 1086 in the Norman Domesday Book.

Given all that, where'd the "Sandy" come from? Just curious...

- Da.

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