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Edward Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edward, Old English Eadward, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + w(e)ard ‘guard’. The English personal name also became popular on the Continent as a result of the fame of the two canonized kings of England, Edward the Martyr (962–79) and Edward the Confessor (1004–66). They certainly contributed largely to its great popularity in England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Seward, Edgar, Ewald, Howard, Ewart, Coward, Ward, Edman, Aylward

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Edward Family Origin

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Edward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Edward occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Edward's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Edward family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edward.

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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