Edwards (surname)

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This article is about the surname "Edwards". For other uses, see Edwards.
Family name
Meaning "Son of Edward"
Region of origin England and Wales
Footnotes: [1]

Edwards is a patronymic surname, which arose separately in England and Wales. It means 'son of Edward'. Edwards is the 18th-most common surname in the United Kingdom.[2] Within the United States, it was ranked as the 49th-most common surname as surveyed in 1990.[3]

Persons with surname Edwards[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ British surnames – origin
  2. ^ British surnames
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau; "Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census, (Table) Name Files dist.all.last"; published 9 May 1995; <http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/dist.all.last>