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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Meaning of "Henwood"

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, as for example Henwood in Cornwall, in Linkinhorne parish, which is named from Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’ + wudu ‘wood’, or Hen Wood in Wootton, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), which is named from Old English hīwan ‘religious community’ (genitive plural hīgna) + wudu.  So far this line that I am following is not from Cornwall but from Hampshire, England.  I would have to compare the dna from a Cornwall native to our dna to see if there's a match.  If so, the the Hampshire Henwoods could have stemmed from Cornwall.  

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