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Hayward Family

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'''Hayward''' was the surname of at least one [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], [[Hob Hayward]].
 
'''Hayward''' was the surname of at least one [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], [[Hob Hayward]].
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==Etymology==
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The word is derived from ''hay'' 'fence' + ''ward'' 'guard'.
  
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The English word refers to a local official with the duty of inspecting fences and keeping cattle from straying, and survives in the very common real-life surname Hayward.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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[[Category:Hobbit Families]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Families]]

Revision as of 14:20, 10 October 2010

Hayward was the surname of at least one Hobbit, Hob Hayward.

Etymology

The word is derived from hay 'fence' + ward 'guard'.

The English word refers to a local official with the duty of inspecting fences and keeping cattle from straying, and survives in the very common real-life surname Hayward.[1]

References

  1. Nomenclature