Origin of EdwardOld English Eadweard from ead (see Edgar) + weard, guardian, protector (see ward): hence, wealthy (or fortunate) guardian
- 1330-76; Prince of Wales: son of Edward III: called the Black Prince
- 1239-1307; king of England (1272-1307): son of Henry III
- 1284-1327; king of England (1307-27): son of Edward I
- 1312-77; king of England (1327-77): son of Edward II
- 1442-83; king of England (1461-70; 1471-83): son of Richard, duke of York
- 1470-83; king of England (1483): son of Edward IV: reputed to have been murdered by order of Richard III
- 1537-53; king of England & Ireland (1547-53): son of Henry VIII & Jane Seymour
- 1841-1910; king of Great Britain & Ireland (1901-10): son of Queen Victoria
- seeDuke of Windsor
Known as “the Confessor.” 1003?-1066
Prince of Wales. Known as “the Black Prince.” 1330-1376
- A male given name.
From Old English Ēadweard, from eād (“rich”) + weard (“guard”).