When Leonard Earl Ward was born on 3 April 1944, in Woodville, Tyler, Texas, United States, his father, Leonard Ward, was 34 and his mother, Elma Norma Mills, was 27. He died on 3 April 1944, at the age of 0, and was buried in Woodville, Tyler, Texas, 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.