A name of english descent, literally meaning "guardian of the heged area." Hayward stems from medieval times, Haywards served as the guardians of castles and royalty. Haywards were known for their knight-like traits, they were usually the last line of defense in protection of the royal family. Similar to the secret service in modern times.
Dude A - "Dude, Obama's in town! let's go get him to sign my gun!"
Dude B - "Yo man, you couldn't even get close, a Hayward would shank your ass"