l hayward

Hayward

[hey-werd]
noun
1.
Leland, 1902–71, U.S. theatrical producer.
2.
a city in central California, SE of Oakland.
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hayward (ˈheɪˌwɔːd)
 
n
obsolete (Brit) a parish officer in charge of enclosures and fences

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Hayward
proper name, is O.E. hege-weard "guardian of the fence/hedge." His original duties seem to have been protecting the fences around the Lammas lands, when enclosed, to prevent cattle from breaking in while the crops grew.
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