When Colin Campbell Ward was born on 8 March 1837, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Simeon Ward, was 59 and his mother, Sarah Olive Palmeter, was 64. He had at least 1 daughter with Susan Stevens. He lived in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He died on 19 July 1922, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 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.