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Edward m. Old English ēad 'riches, wealth' + Old English weard 'guard, ward'.

The name of eight medieval kings of England, one of whom was the patron saint of the kingdom until 1348, as well as another 10th C saint.

Unlike many Old English names which never made it outside of England, and perhaps Scotland, Edward is one of the few which can be found as far away as Iberia in the Middle Ages.

England
Latin
966 Eadward (nom) CDAS DXXIX; 1185x1186 Ædwardi (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 17; 1189 Eduuard (nom) GASurv p. 102, Eduuardus (nom) ibid. p. 106, Edward (nom) ibid. p. 174, Edwardi (gen) ibid. p. 118, Edwardus (nom) ibid. p. 108; 1222 Edwardi (gen) StPaulDom p. 24, Edwardus (nom) ibid. p. 44; 1279–80 Edwardi (gen) WaHR-SK p. 25; 1290 Edwardus (nom) POSDu VII; 1298 Edwardus (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 2; 1299 Edwardus (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1300 Edwardi (gen) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 229; 1319 Edwardi (gen) PSS-CXIV 5a; 1340xc1450 Edwardus (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1357 Edwardi (gen) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 23, Edwardo (abl) ibid. no. 23; 1381 Edwardus (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 94; 1440 Edwardo (dat) WillsInv LI, Edwardum (acc) ibid. LI; 1485–1486 Edwardo (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 53; 1503 Edwardus (nom) WillsInv LXXIV; 1530 Edwardum (acc) ibid. LXXX; 1539 Eduardus (nom) SA12 p. 2; 1540 Eduardi (gen) ibid. p. 5, Edwardi (gen) ibid. p. 4; 1555 Edwardus (nom) StMartF p. 58; 1557 Edwardus (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1559 Edwardus (nom) Reg-KirkElla p. 1; 1563 Edwardus (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1566 Edwardus (nom) ibid. p. 11
Dutch
1578 Eduwardt AuFr Geerardesz, Eduwardts (gen) ibid. Geerardesz; 1583 Eduwardt ibid. Driessche; 1599 Eduwaert ibid. Atkens
Old English
966 Edward (nom) CDAS DXXIX
Middle English
1420 Edward EEW p. 53; 1438 Edward ibid. p. 110; 1438–39 Edward ibid. p. 130
Early Modern English
1520 Edward SaxhamSf p. 128; 1528 Edward ExMar p. 1; 1529 Edward CovGuild-2 p. 85, Edwarde PP-HenV p. 5; 1530 Edward LIWill-III p. 5, Edwarde ibid. p. 4; 1541 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 2, BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1542 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 2, BarnstapleBap p. 3, DEmar-vol1 p. 78, WillsInv LXXXVIII; 1542/3 Edwarde SIAcc 3; 1543 Edward StAnthonlin p. 4; 1545 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 5, WillsInv LXXXIV; 1546 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 5; 1547 Edward StAnthonlin p. 6, Edwarde WillsInv XCIII; 1548 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 6; 1549 Edward ibid. p. 8; 1550 Edward ibid. p. 8, WillsInv XCV; 1551 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 7; 1552 Edward ibid. p. 7, Edwarde ibid. p. 7; 1553 Edward ibid. p. 8, DEmar-vol1 p. 80; 1554 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1555 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 5, BarnstapleBap p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1556/57 Edward PRThirsk p. 1; 1556 Edward StAnthonlin p. 11, bruton-vol1 p. 2, (nom) PRThirsk p. 1, Edwarde BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1557 Edward ibid. p. 10, PRThirsk p. 3, RegSASel p. 2, Edwarde ProcSuf-vol3 p. 265; 1558 Edward RegSASel p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 12, bruton-vol1 p. 110; 1559 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 10, RegSASel p. 4, SOmar-vol9 p. 2, SaxhamSf p. 1, bruton-vol1 p. 30, Edwarde BarnstapleBap p. 10, bruton-vol1 p. 30; 1560 Edward BarnstapleBap p. 10, HAmar-vol9 p. 67, RegBisham p. 1; 1560/1 Edward RegSASel p. 7; 1560 Edward SOmar-vol9 p. 2, SaxhamSf p. 56, StAnthonlin p. 14, Edwarde BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1561 Edward ibid. p. 11, COmar-vol5 p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 14, StMaryA p. 3, bruton-vol1 p. 3, Edwarde BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1562 Edward ibid. p. 12, COmar-vol2 p. 69, StMaryA p. 3; 1563 Edward BUmar-vol9 p. 4, COmar-vol5 p. 125, DEmar-vol1 p. 81, SaxhamSf p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 15; 1564 Edward ibid. p. 17, Edwarde StMaryA p. 4; 1565 Edward StAnthonlin p. 17; 1566 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 8, HAmar-vol9 p. 68, Redruth-Co p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 18; 1567 Edward HAmar-vol9 p. 68, StAnthonlin p. 19, bruton-vol1 p. 36; 1568 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 95, DEmar-vol1 p. 82, ExMar 2b, Redruth-Co p. 6; 1569 Edward StAnthonlin p. 20, bruton-vol1 p. 38; 1570 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 54, COmar-vol5 p. 84, StAnthonlin p. 21; 1571 Edward Bar-in-El p. 17, bruton-vol1 p. 39; 1572 Edward BUmar-vol9 p. 5, CAmar-vol1 p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 22, bruton-vol1 p. 40; 1573 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 9, StAnthonlin p. 22, WAmar-1 p. 15, Edwarde Bar-in-El p. 18; 1574 Edward StAnthonlin p. 23, WAmar-1 p. 131, bruton-vol1 p. 41, Edwarde WAmar-1 p. 131; 1575 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 30, StAnthonlin p. 24, bruton-vol1 p. 42; 1576 Edward COmar-vol2 p. 70, StAnthonlin p. 25, bruton-vol1 p. 43; 1577 Edward CAmar-vol1 p. 3, DEmar-vol1 p. 83, WAmar-1 p. 131; 1578 Edward COmar-vol5 p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 26; 1579 Edward MemStGiles p. 9, StAnthonlin p. 27, bruton-vol1 p. 7; 1580 Edward StAnthonlin p. 27; 1581 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 10, BEmar-vol2 p. 130, BUmar-vol9 p. 6; 1582 Edward COmar-vol2 p. 101, COmar-vol5 p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 29; 1583 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 130, CAmar-vol1 p. 3, COmar-vol5 p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 8, OrpingtonKe p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 29, Edwarde BEmar-vol2 p. 3; 1584 Edward DEmar-vol2 p. 9; 1585 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 130, BUmar-vol9 p. 7, COmar-vol5 p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 11, OrpingtonKe p. 7, Edwarde BEmar-vol2 p. 69, SaxhamSf p. 57; 1586 Edward COmar-vol5 p. 7, OrpingtonKe p. 8, bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1587/8 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 12; 1587 Edward CAmar-vol1 p. 4, COmar-vol5 p. 8, OrpingtonKe p. 8, bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1588 Edward Bar-in-El p. 26, COmar-vol5 p. 8, DEmar-vol2 p. 16, OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1589 Edward DEmar-vol2 p. 18, StAnthonlin p. 33, bruton-vol1 p. 48; 1590 Edward BUmar-vol9 p. 7, COmar-vol2 p. 49, DEmar-vol2 p. 20; 1591 Edward BEmar-vol1 p. 14, DEmar-vol1 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 22; 1591/2 Edward RegFord p. 2; 1591 Edward StAnthonlin p. 35; 1592 Edward COmar-vol2 p. 102, DEmar-vol2 p. 24, RegFord p. 2, WAmar-1 p. 41, bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1593 Edward COmar-vol5 p. 10, DEmar-vol2 p. 26, RegFord p. 2, WAmar-1 p. 16, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1594 Edward COmar-vol2 p. 49, DEmar-vol2 p. 30, HAmar-vol9 p. 92, RegFord p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 37; 1595 Edward DEmar-vol2 p. 30, StAnthonlin p. 37, bruton-vol1 p. 54; 1596 Edward CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 33, WAmar-1 p. 16, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1597 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 54, DEmar-vol2 p. 36, RegBisham p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 38, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1598 Edward COmar-vol2 p. 102, DEmar-vol1 p. 87, DEmar-vol2 p. 37, bruton-vol1 p. 56, Edwarde HAmar-vol9 p. 93; 1599 Edward BEmar-vol2 p. 131, CAmar-vol1 p. 6, COmar-vol5 p. 11, DEmar-vol2 p. 42, StAnthonlin p. 39, WAmar-1 p. 16, bruton-vol1 p. 57, Edwarde HAmar-vol9 p. 51
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Hetto Tiik1977 p. 285
France
Latin
1301 Edouart (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 220
Middle French
1415[1469x1471] Edouard Waurin p. 224
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Edwardus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 3
Early Modern English
1527 Edward Fiants-1 16; 1528 Edward ibid. 24; 1530 Edward ibid. 27; 1539 Edward ibid. 81
Scotland
Latin
1095 Edwardi (gen) ESC XV; c1120 Edwardus (nom) ibid. XXXVI; 1124 Eduardo (abl) ibid. XLIX
Wales
Latin
1497 Edward (nom) ArchCambIII p. 66, Edwardi (gen) ibid. p. 66; 1582 Edwardi (gen) RegCon1 p. 36
Early Modern English
1573 Edward RegLlantrithyd p. 32; 1589 Edward ibid. p. 34; 1594 Edward ibid. p. 62; 1599 Edward ibid. p. 1
Welsh
1582 Edward RegCon1 p. 36; 1583 Edward ibid. p. 40
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Edward". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Edward.