From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
HÉIBHEART—XII—Heyward, Haward, Hayward, Howard; Norman 'le Hayward,' i.e., keeper of the fences (from 'hay' a hedge, and 'ward,' a guard); an old surname in Ireland, but very rare, and now disguised as Howard.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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