George Edwards

Maleabout 1847–

Brief Life History of George

When George Edwards was born about 1847, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Edwards, was 26 and his mother, Mary Edwards, was 27.

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John Edwards
Mary Edwards
George Edwards
about 1847–
John Edwards
Isaac Edwards

Sources (2)

  • George Edwards in household of John Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Edwards - Government record: Census record: birth-name: George Edwards

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Siblings (3)

World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Age 61

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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