First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Rich guardian
First name variations: Eduard, Eduardo, Edoardo, Edouard, Edwardson, Eddie, Eddy, Teddie, Neddie, Edvard, Edwardo, Edward
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward.
- One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English
surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London
clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England about
1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a
prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to
the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.
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