What does the name Edwards mean?
The Edwards surname is the 14th most popular in Wales, and the 21st in England. It has a patronymic origin, referring to the 'son of Edward'. Many early Edwards nameholders in Wales claimed descent from Welsh royalty, but with such diffuse origins it is impossible to point to a single place of origin in England or Wales.
The earliest occurrence of the Edwards surname in our family history documents is from 1430, and we currently have 4,034,571 records where Edwards appears.
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Typical jobs for Edwardses
Hard-working people, the Edwardses. 5436 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Edwardses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Edwards in London.
Edwardses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Edwardses were angels, apparently. We found 5260 in criminal records.
Edwardses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 6320 Edwardses served in the First World War.