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Hayward Family

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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