Hayward meaning

hāwôrd
An official in charge of fences or hedges around public pastures, who impounds stray cattle.
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City in W Calif.: suburb of Oakland.
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1890, Jean Jules Jusserand, English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages, p24

A horn, such as our man wears, was always worn by a hayward, who used to blow it to warn off people from straying in the crops.

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A surname​.
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1881, The Antiquary, vol III, p255

The hayward at the same place had an acre of the lord's corn in autumn, always in a certain part of the field.

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Origin of hayward

  • hay +‎ -ward

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