Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Edmund m. Old English ēad 'riches, wealth' + Old English mund 'protector'.

The name of a 9th C English saint, two kings of England, a 13th C English saint, and two 16th C English saints.

The 9th C English saint was regarded in the Middle Ages as the patron saint of England, which helps account for the name's enduring popularity even after the Norman Conquest.

England
Latin
1185x1186 Ædmundo (abl) PR-XXXVI p. 15; 1189 Eadmundi (gen) GASurv p. 85, Eadmundus (nom) ibid. p. 131, Edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 142, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 125; 1222 Eadmundus (nom) StPaulDom p. 46, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 49, eadmundi (gen) ibid. p. 27, edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 80; 1279–80 Edmundo (abl) WaHR-SK p. 40, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 39; 1296 Edmundi (gen) RCS-1 p. 94a, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 93b; 1300 Edmundus (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 232; 1327 Edmundo (abl) SaxhamSf p. 111; 1340xc1450 Edmundus (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1341 Edmundus (nom) SaxhamSf p. 111; 1372 Edmundo (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 42; 1375 Edmundo (dat) ibid. no. 52; 1381 Edmundi (gen) Suffolk1381 p. 120, Edmundo (abl) ibid. p. 90, Edmundum (acc) ibid. p. 72, Edmundus (nom) FenPT-2 p. 10, Suffolk1381 p. 72; 1419 Edmundum (acc) Bar-in-El p. 2; 1436 Edmundo (dat) WillsInv LIX; 1485–1486 Edmundo (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 69; 1553 Edmondus (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1560 Edmundus (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1575 Edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 12
Middle English
1428 Edmond EEW p. 79; 1438 Edmond ibid. p. 110
Early Modern English
1485 Edmond WillsInv LXIX; 1511 Edmonde OrpingtonKe p. 74; 1520 Edmund SaxhamSf p. 128; 1528 Edmond SRS-XXI p. 6; 1530 Edmund LIWill-III p. 11, Edmunde ibid. p. 7; 1531 Edmund SaxhamSf p. 127; 1532–1533 Edmond CovGuild-2 p. 113, Edmonde ibid. p. 100; 1539 Edmond DEmar-vol1 p. 78; 1542 Edmont BarnstapleBap p. 3; 1543 Edmonde OrpingtonKe p. 75, Edmunde ibid. p. 75; 1544 Edmond BarnstapleBap p. 4; 1545 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 3, BarnstapleBap p. 4, Edmont DEmar-vol1 p. 78; 1546 Edmond BarnstapleBap p. 5; 1547 Edmond ibid. p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 6; 1548 Edmund WAmar-1 p. 107; 1549 Edmund StAnthonlin p. 8; 1550 Edmund ibid. p. 8; 1554/5 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 5; 1554 Edmond BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1555 Edmond ibid. p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 2; 1556 Edmonde ibid. p. 27; 1557 Edmund ProcSuf-vol3 p.265; 1558 Edmond SaxhamSf p. 133, bruton-vol1 p. 109, Edmonde SaxhamSf p. 133, Edmund ibid. p. 129, Emond ibid. p. 132; 1559 Edmond BarnstapleBap p. 10, Edmonde BEmar-vol1 p. 6, Edmund SaxhamSf p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 13; 1560 Edmonte DEmar-vol1 p. 80; 1561 Edmond bruton-vol1 p. 3, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 14; 1562 Edmond bruton-vol1 p. 32, Edmonde ibid. p. 32, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 15, WAmar-1 p. 108, Edmunde BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1563 Edmund SaxhamSf p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 16; 1563/4 Edmunde BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1565 Edmond HAmar-vol9 p. 116, StMaryA p. 4, Edmonte DEmar-vol1 p. 81; 1566 Edmund SaxhamSf p. 2; 1567 Edmond BUmar-vol2 p. 61, bruton-vol1 p. 112; 1568 Edmond COmar-vol5 p. 84, Edmund ExMar 2b, HAmar-vol9 p. 116, bruton-vol1 p. 112; 1570 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 3; 1571 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 95, Emond SaxhamSf p. 56; 1572 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 129, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 22; 1573 Edmonde Bar-in-El p. 22, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 5, SaxhamSf p. 3; 1575 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 4, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 24; 1576 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 10, bruton-vol1 p. 43; 1577 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 96, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 6, Edmunde SaxhamSf p. 56; 1578 Edmonde OrpingtonKe p. 5; 1580 Edmund COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1581 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 30, OrpingtonKe p. 6, RegBisham p. 4; 1582 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 6, Edmund SaxhamSf p. 3; 1583 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 11, OrpingtonKe p. 6, Edmund WAmar-1 p. 108, Edmunde SaxhamSf p. 3, Emunde ibid. p. 39; 1584 Edmond DEmar-vol2 p. 9, Edmund COmar-vol5 p. 7, Emunde SaxhamSf p. 57; 1585 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 7, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 7; 1586 Edmond SaxhamSf p. 57; 1587 Edmond ibid. p. 57, Edmund ibid. p. 4; 1588 Edmond ibid. p. 4, Edmund DEmar-vol2 p. 16; 1589 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 13; 1590 Edmund Bar-in-El p. 28; 1591 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 15, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 34; 1592 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 15, BUmar-vol1 p. 27, SaxhamSf p. 4, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 35; 1593 Edmond BUmar-vol1 p. 27, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 36; 1595 Edmond BUmar-vol1 p. 27, DEmar-vol2 p. 31; 1596/7 Edmond RegFord p. 3; 1596 Edmonde HAmar-vol9 p. 93; 1597 Edmond DEmar-vol2 p. 36, Edmund ibid. p. 36; 1598 Edmond ibid. p. 39, Edmund ibid. p. 38; 1599 Edmond BUmar-vol1 p. 17
1540 Edmot BarnstapleBap p. 2
Ireland
Early Modern English
1536 Edmund Fiants-1 55; 1539/40 Edmund ibid. 104; 1539 Edmund ibid. 85; 1540 Edmund ibid. 111
Wales
Latin
1397 Edmundo (dat) StDav-1 p. 2
Welsh
1543 Edmund RegCon1 p. 4
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Edmund". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Edmund.