Regards to Daniel Manuhoa Woodward, the name has been trace back to France. He was a knight in the battle of Hasting 1066 with William the conqueror of France. A portrait of this Knight is on the Bayeux Tapestry in England. The name origin is German. His descendants spread through out England, then the landed in Massechusette eventually reaching Molokai, Hawaii then the rest of the Hawaiian islands.