When Millard Hampton Ward was born on 8 May 1868, in Cartecay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States, his father, Hampton Percival Ward, was 23 and his mother, Caroline Victoria Edwards, was 23. He married Minerva E. Fowler on 22 February 1891, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States. He lived in Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 1109, Catoosa, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1951, in Catoosa, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cohutta, Whitfield, Georgia, 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.