The surname of Edwards comes from both England as well as Wales and is a patronymic surname that quite simply means the son of Edward. This is a very common surname especially in the United States where it remains within the top 50 most popular surnames used in the country.
Due to the commonness of the surname, there have been a great number of important and highly significant persons who have shared the name of Edwards. For starters you have two different Jonathan Edwards who were both American Theologians and one of them was the father of a famous American Lawyer, Pierrepont Edwards. Now Pierrepont Edwards also had a very famous son called William Edwards who was an American inventor back in the 1800’s. There was a famous novelist from England who specialized in Egypt named Amelia Edwards as well as popular politician in England called Byran Edwards.
Blake Edwards was known for his screenwriting talents as well as his production and director work in the American filming industry. Becky and Braylon Edwards were known for their contributions to the National Football League in American football; while Carl Edwards was known for his death defying control on the NASCAR tracks. At the same time you also have Charlotte who was known for his contributions in English cricket as well as Colin who was known for his motorcycle handling skills on the raceway.
There has been a famous Edwards in virtually every single scientific corner as well as many in sports, entertainment and a whole lot more. Take the name Graham Edwards for example which was shared between an Australian Politician, a cricketer from New Zealand as well as a novelist from England. There has even been several Huw Edwards of which one was a member of the British Parliament while another presented the BBC’s ten o’clock news. Of course you also cannot forget the many John Edwards both real and from television shows that had important roles like members of the U.S. Senate and Congress. Paul Edwards was another name that has been shared by a number of famous persons that range from philosophers to athletes; the same can also be said for Phil Edwards as well.
We can’t even begin to get into the numerous U.S. counties that share the name Edwards, but we will cover the cities as there is an Edwards City in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and even Washington. You will find an Edwards Beach in New South Wales as well as an Edwards Islet in Tasmania; halfway around the globe.
Because of the higher number of famous Edwards throughout history, chance of you being related to someone who has changed the lives of people all over the world may be very good. Tracing the lineage though can become a daunting task due to the issues of the popularity of the name Edwards.
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Updated On: 04/04/2009