Hayward Family

From Tolkien Gateway

Hayward was the surname of at least one Hobbit, Hob Hayward.[1]

Etymology[edit]

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.[2]

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