Ward (surname)

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Ward is a popular Old English origin and Old Gaelic origin surname dating to the pre-Norman conquest of 1066. 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 Gaellic surname derives from "Mac an Bhaird" ("son of the Bard"). The oldest public record of the surname dates to 1176.[1]

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  1. ^ "Surname: Ward". Retrieved 2008-02-12. 

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