What does the name Edwards mean?
Edwards means 'son of Edward' deriving from the Middle English first name meaning guardian of prosperity. It is a very common name in Wales, where the first documented example of the name appeared in 1498. Famous Edwards include Pink Panther director Blake Edwards, Welsh rugby player Gareth Edwards, and eighteenth century Protestant theologian Jonathan Edwards.
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.