Sword Family History
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Sword Name Meaning
Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a swordsman or armorer, from Middle English swerd, sword ‘sword’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt ‘descendant of Suart’, a personal name derived from Old Norse Sigvarðr ‘victory keeper’, a cognate of Old English Sigeweard. Compare Seward 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Seward, Swords, Ford, Ward, Wood, Lord, Ord, Short, Shore, Work