Edwardes, Edwardson, Emment, Emont, Iorwerth, Bedward, Kedward, Kedwards, Yerward, Yorath,
Edwards - from the old English personal name from old English eas 'rich' + weard 'ward' or 'guardian'. It remained popular after the Norman Conquest because it was used by both kings and saints. It appears frequently in records of the 15th century and it found throughout Wales. The Welsh personal name lorwerth is the equivalent. A top 10 surname in Wales and in use worldwide.