When Edmund Ward was born on 16 June 1812, in Wolcott, Wolcott, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Reuben Ward, was 30 and his mother, Mary Christine Poultre Dit De La Vigne, was 19. He married Nancy Charlotte Titus on 10 September 1835, in Kelleys Island, Erie, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 2 November 1892, in Kelleys Island, Erie, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kelleys Island, Kelleys Island Village, Erie, Ohio, United States.
English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).
English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.
Irish: shortened form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.