Origin of Woodward Name
The following data is extracted from Descendants Of Walter Woodworth, Scituate, Mass..
This ancient name of Woodward is derived from the forest keepers, the Woodwards of the Hundred Rolls in the reign of Edward 1st.
The Arms used by the Woodward Family of Kent, England
Richard Woodward of Woodmarsh and his son William Woodward of Ashford, Kent Co., used the old arms and crest of the family in England.
ARMS: ar. a chew. Sa. betw. three grasshoppers Vert.
CREST: A demi Woodman couped at the knees. Vested gu, hair dishevelled or in his dexter hand a honeysuckle of the ppr., stalked and leaved Vert.
Source: Descendants Of Walter Woodworth, Scituate, Mass.