Robert Ward

about 1630–8 September 1709 (Age 79)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

Robert Ward was born about 1630, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 son with Rebecca Cox. He died on 8 September 1709, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America, at the age of 79.

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Robert Ward
Rebecca Cox
Robert Ward

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    Rebecca Cox




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Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1650: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1654: *Providence, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1658: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. *Renamed Providence from 1654 to 1658

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced 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.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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

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