Ward (surname)

Ward (surname)

Family name
name = Ward

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region =England, Ireland
origin =Old English, Old Gallic
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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. [cite web |url=http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Ward |title=Surname: Ward |publisher=surnamedb.com |accessdate=2008-02-12] People with the surname include:

* Rear Admiral Aaron Ward (sailor), US Navy
* Artemas Ward (disambiguation)
* Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, British economist and writer
* Bernard Evans Ward (1857-1933), painter
* Bill Ward (musician), Black Sabbath drummer
* Bill Ward (actor) (b. 1967)
* Bill Ward (comics) (1919–1998), "good girl art" cartoonist
* Burt Ward, American actor on the television series "Batman"
* Callan Ward (b. 1990), Australian footballer
* Cam Ward (b. 1984), hockey goaltender
* Charlie Ward, basketball player, assistant coach
* Clifford T. Ward, singer-songwriter
* Daryle Ward, baseball player
* David Ward (various)
* David M Ward, cricketer with Surrey
* Dennis Ward, Australian rugby league footballer
* Derrick Ward (b. 1980), American football player
* Fred Ward, American actor
* Frederick Townsend Ward, American mercenary
* Gemma Ward, Australian supermodel and actress
* Hines Ward, football player
* Jay Ward, American creator and producer of animated television cartoons
* Jeff Ward (various)
* Jonathan Ward, American actor
* Jonathan Ward (New York), US Congressman from New York
* John Ward (various)
* John Quincy Adams Ward, American sculptor
* Joseph Ward, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1906-1912 and 1928-1930
* Lester Frank Ward, American biologist and sociologist
* Leslie Ward, British caricaturist
* McLain Ward, Olympic equestrian
* Sister Mary Ward, canalside help for generations of boaters
* Orlando Ward, American general
* Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, inventor of the Wardian case
* M. Ward, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
* Mary Ward (scientist), a multidisciplinary scientist, who may have been the first fatality in a car accident
* Mary Ward (English nursing sister), nursing sister; awarded British Empire Medal
* Mary Augusta Ward, author and social reformer who wrote under her married name as Mrs Humphry Ward
* Mary Ward (nun), foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an order of Roman Catholic nuns
* Matt Ward (lacrosse), American
* Peter Ward (paleontologist), evolutionary biologist
* Peter J. Ward, Irish politician
* Rebecca Ward, American olympic saber fencer
* Reece Philip Ward , Historian of Alcohol.
* Rachel Ward (b. 1957), British/Australian actress
* Robin Ward, entertainment reporter
* Sela Ward, American actress
* Selwyn Ward, American actor
* Shayne Ward, British singer, 2005 winner of The X Factor
* Simon Ward, British actor
* Sophie Ward, British actress and daughter of actor, Simon Ward
* Stephen Ward, British doctor involved in the Profumo affair
* Susan Ward, American actress
* Tracy Posner Ward, wife of Burt Ward, daughter of Victor Posner
* Vanessa Browne-Ward, Australian high jumper
* William Thomas Ward (1808-1878), American brigadier general
* Judy Settles Ward, American silent film actress
* Helen Anne Ward, Managing editor of "The Daily Enigma," a review of puzzles and other mind games
* William Henry Ward, on 30 April 1872 was granted a USA patent about telegraphy
* William Joseph Ward, Former mayor of East Moline, IL, USA
* Zack Ward, Canadian actor


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