- Leland,1902–71, U.S. theatrical producer.
- a city in central California, SE of Oakland.
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- British obsolete a parish officer in charge of enclosures and fences
Word Origin and History for leland hayward
proper name, from Old English 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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