Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Edmund m. Old English ēad, Old High German ōt, Old Saxon ōd 'wealth, riches' + Old English mund 'protector', Old Saxon mund, Old High German munt 'hand, protection'.

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; 1321 Edmundum (acc) EL-2 p. 108, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 109; 1327 Edmundo (abl) SaxhamSf p. 111; 1337 Edmondo (dat) MHCG2 459; 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; 1379 Edmundus (nom) WRYPT1 p. 8; 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; 1482 Edmundus (nom) BreadBk p. 4; 1482/3 Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1483 Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 7; 1485–1486 Edmundo (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 69; 1553 Edmondus (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1560 Edmundus (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1560/1 Edmundus (nom) RegSoABap p. 3; 1563 Edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 7, Edmundus (nom) Reg-KirkElla p. 4; 1565 Edmundus (nom) RegSoAMar p. 4; 1566 Edmundi (gen) RegSoABap p. 12, Edmundus (nom) ibid. p. 12; 1567 Edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 13; 1571 Edmundi (gen) ibid. p. 17; 1575 Edmundi (gen) Chst-1 p. 12; 1591 Edmundus (nom) RegSoAMar p. 15
Anglo-French
1245–1250[1586] Edmond Glover 216; 1321 Edmond EL-2 p. 108
Middle English
1428 Edmond EEW p. 79; 1438 Edmond ibid. p. 110
Early Modern English
1481 Edmond HHB1481-90 p. 4; 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, SurMus I; 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, bruton1 p. 2; 1556 Edmonde ibid. p. 27; 1557 Edmund ProcSuf-vol3 p.265; 1558 Edmond SaxhamSf p. 133, bruton1 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 RegSoAMar p. 1, SaxhamSf p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 13; 1560 Edmonte DEmar-vol1 p. 80, Edmund RegSoABap p. 2; 1561 Edmond bruton1 p. 3, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 14; 1562 Edmond bruton1 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, bruton1 p. 112; 1568 Edmond COmar-vol5 p. 84, Edmund ExMar 2b, HAmar-vol9 p. 116, bruton1 p. 112; 1569 Edmond RegBath p. 1, SurMus II, Edmunde ibid. p. 138; 1570 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 3; 1571 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 95, RegBath p. 2, Emond SaxhamSf p. 56; 1572 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 129; 1572/3 Edmonde SurMus p. 164; 1572 Edmund RegSoAMar p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 22; 1572/3 Edmunde SurMus p. 166; 1573 Edmonde Bar-in-El p. 22, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 5, SaxhamSf p. 3; 1574 Edmund SurMus p. 179; 1575 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 4, Edmund StAnthonlin p. 24; 1576 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 10, bruton1 p. 43, Edmonde ibid. p. 115; 1577 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 96, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 6, RegSoAMar p. 8, Edmunde SaxhamSf p. 56; 1578 Edmonde OrpingtonKe p. 5; 1579 Edmonnd RegBath p. 4; 1580 Edmund COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1581 Edmond BEmar-vol2 p. 30, OrpingtonKe p. 6; 1581/2 Edmond RegBath p. 5; 1581 Edmond RegBisham p. 4; 1582 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 6, Edmund RegSoAMar p. 10, SaxhamSf p. 3; 1583 Edmond BEmar-vol1 p. 11, OrpingtonKe p. 6, SurMus p. 180; 1583/4 Edmond ibid. p. 20, Edmund ibid. p. 45; 1583 Edmund WAmar-1 p. 108, Edmunde SaxhamSf p. 3; 1583/4 Edmunde SurMus p. 28; 1583 Emunde SaxhamSf p. 39; 1584 Edmond DEmar-vol2 p. 9, Edmonde SurMus p. 193, Edmund COmar-vol5 p. 7, RegSoAMar p. 11, Emunde SaxhamSf p. 57; 1585 Edmond OrpingtonKe p. 7, Edmund BUmar-vol9 p. 7; 1586 Edmond SaxhamSf p. 57; 1587/8 Edmond RegBath p. 8; 1587 Edmond SaxhamSf 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, bruton1 p. 124, Edmund DEmar-vol2 p. 36; 1598 Edmond ibid. p. 39, Edmund ibid. p. 38; 1599 Edmond BUmar-vol1 p. 17
1540 Edmot BarnstapleBap p. 2
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Ödmunds (gen) Audén1980 p. 167
France
Latin
c823 Otmundus (nom) irminon-vol2 49
Ireland
Latin
1487 Edmundum (acc) RegOct 10; 1501 Edmundo (abl) ibid. 6, Edmundum (acc) ibid. 6
Early Modern English
1536 Edmund Fiants-1 55; 1539/40 Edmund ibid. 104; 1539 Edmund ibid. 85; 1540 Edmund ibid. 111; 1591 Edmond IORCHAR-II p. xxi, Edmonde ibid. p. xxvi
Sweden
Latin
1350 Ødmundus (nom) SDHK no. 6014
Old Swedish
1406 Ödmunder (nom) SDHK no. 16646
Wales
Latin
1397 Edmundo (dat) StDav-1 p. 2
Welsh
1543 Edmund RegCon1 p. 4
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Edmund". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Edmund.