The surname Edwards is of English originThe surname comes from the Middle English given name Edward,coming from the Old English form Eadward,composed of the elements ‘ead’ prosperity,fortune and ‘ward’ guard.The fame of the two canonized kings of England,Edward the Matyr (962-79) and Edward the Confessor (1004-66) contributed greatly to its popularity in England.Although the name is exclusively of Old English origin,the given name also became popular on the Continent,due perhaps to the fame of the two canonized kings of England.The surname Edwards signifies Edward’s son.It is a curiuos thing that Ewardson has always been a rare surname,the shorter Edwards has always been preffered.The surname Edwards is very common in Wales where surnames were fixed at a relatively late date.The Spanish and Portuguese form of the surname is Duarte.The name dates as far back as the tenth century were a Eduuardus is recorded in historical archives;the surname in its modern form is first recorded by a John Edwards in the late fourteenth century.The surname was brought to America by English and Welsh imm… Coat of arms: Per bend sinister,ermine and ermines,over…
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