Edwards (surname)

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This article is about the surname "Edwards". For other uses, see Edwards.
Family name
Meaning rarely the "Son of Edward" this would be Edwardson, the Modern interpretation of Edward is as the plural "The family of Edward were known as Edwards"
Region of origin England, Wales and Scotland
Footnotes: Frequency Comparison:[1]

Edwards is a patronymic surname, which arose separately in England and Wales. It means 'son of Edward'. Edwards is the 14th most common surname in Wales and 21st most common in England.[1] Within the United States, it was ranked as the 49th-most common surname as surveyed in 1990,[2] falling to 51st in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Edwards Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk.  Retrieved 21 January 2014
  2. ^ 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[permanent dead link]>