Ward Name Meaning & Origin

Ward

Pronunciation: WARD (key)

Related Names:

Edward, Howard

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from Wikipedia:
The Old English name derives from an occupational surname for a civil guard/keeper of the watch, or alternately as a topographical surname from the word "werd" ("marsh").

The Old Gaelic surname derives from "Mac an Bhaird" ("son of the Bard"). A bard being a story teller or poet.

The two names are completely unrelated ethnically one being Germanic and the other Celtic.

Famous real-life people named Ward

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Ward Cleaver, the father on "Leave It to Beaver"

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