When Elizabeth Edwards was born on 11 July 1760, in Dalwood, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Edwards, was 29 and her mother, Dorothy Anning, was 32. She married John Bond on 1 December 1800, in Dalwood, Devon, England, United Kingdom. She was buried in Dalwood, Devon, England, United Kingdom.
English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.