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Origin and popularity of the name EDWARD

Origin

Edward : English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Edward (Old English Ēadweard from ēad ‘prosperity fortune’ + w(e)ard ‘guard ward’). The popularity of the personal name was largely due to its being the name of the sainted Anglo-Saxon king Edward the Confessor and of three kings in the 13th–14th centuries.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 12,320 individuals with the name EDWARD on Geneanet.

 

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    lukeedward
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    raydick
    (126 individuals)
    bjtouchton
    (106 individuals)
    fwkimmel33
    (93 individuals)

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    Variants of name EDWARD

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