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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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