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Meaning and Origin of: Edwards boy

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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:

  1. English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward.
  2. 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.

Famous people with this first name: Anthony Edwards

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