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The ancient Gaelic form of the Irish name Ward was Mac an Bhaird, which means son of the bard.

Ward Early Origins



The surname Ward was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ward Spelling Variations


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Ward Spelling Variations



Throughout the early history of this name, spellings of the surname in various records changed frequently largely due to the recorder's interpretation of how the name sounded at the time of the entry. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Ward family name include MacWard, McWard, Macanward, MacCanward, MacAward and many more.

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Ward Early History


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Ward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ward research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1749 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Ward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ward Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Ward:

Ward Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Ward, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Elizabeth Ward, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • George and Henry Ward, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • Benjamin Ward, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Edmond Ward, who arrived in Maryland in 1641
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ward Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Ward, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Christopher Ward, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Ann Ward, who landed in Georgia in 1738

Ward Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ward, aged 19, landed in America in 1812
  • Hugh Ward, aged 21, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Godfrey Ward, aged 42, landed in New York in 1812
  • Abel Ward, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Adam Ward, who landed in New York in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ward Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Calvin Chester Ward, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1923

Ward Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abigail Ward, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Thomas Ward who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1757 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. William Ward U.E. who settled in Bell Vue, Beaver Harbor, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Asahel Ward U.E., (Ashel) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Asahel Ward U.E., (Asuhel) who settled in Markham, York County, Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ward Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Ward, who arrived in Canada in 1816
  • Ally Ward, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • Bess Ward, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • David Ward, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • Asa Brown Ward, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Ward, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Ward, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • William Ward, a tanner, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • David Ward, a candle-maker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Ward, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ward Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Ward landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1827
  • Robert Ward landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Ward, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • James Ward landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Thomas Ward, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ward (post 1700)



  • Darrell Ward (1964-2016), American reality television personality, best known for his role as a truck driver featured on Ice Road Truckers
  • Horace Taliaferro Ward (1927-2016), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1993-2016)
  • Adam Ward (1998-2015), American cameraman for CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV who was killed during an on air interview with her cameraman by a disgruntled former fellow employee
  • Artemas Ward (1727-1800), American general in the American Revolution, and later served in the U.S. Congress (1791-1795)
  • Robert Ward (1917-2013), American composer, Pulitzer Prize winner (1962)
  • Pat Ward (1957-2012), American politician, Iowa State Senator from the 30th District
  • McLain Ward (b. 1975), American two-time gold medalist show jumper
  • Holcombe Ward (1878-1967), American tennis player, winner of the men's singles title at the US National Championships in 1904
  • Hines E. Ward Jr. (b. 1976), former American football wide receiver
  • Derrick LaRon Ward (b. 1980), American football running back
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ward Historic Events


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Ward Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Abraham Ward (b. 1951), American Sergeant 1st Class from Chester, South Carolina, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Elizabeth  Ward (1845-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Ada F  Ward (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries
  • Mrs. Jessie  Ward (1871-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Adelaide Victoria  Ward (1897-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Frederick Ernest Charles Ward (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. James Joseph Richard Ward (1918-1941), Australian Leading Stoker from Centennial Park, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Joseph Ward (b. 1922), English Ordinary Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. George Ward (b. 1917), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Baker Street, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick W Ward (b. 1913), English Painter 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Vernon Ward (b. 1913), English Pay Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Ian Ward, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick T Ward, British Chief Engine Room Artificer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Ward, British Officers Steward, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph W Ward, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Horace Gerald Ward, British Commissioned Ordnance Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Robert E Ward, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Ward, Irish Fireman from Galway, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John Ward, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Ward, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Blakely, Georgia, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. George Ward, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Newark, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Ellen Ward, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Newark, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Ward, aged 36, English First Class Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 9
  • Mr. Edward Ward (d. 1912), aged 34, English First Class Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Percy T. Ward (d. 1912), aged 38, English First Class Bedroom Steward from Hampshire, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur Ward (d. 1912), aged 24, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Ward (d. 1912), aged 31, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Ward


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Suggested Readings for the name Ward



  • Ward: A Genealogical Record of the Wards of Big Sandy by Billie Edyth Ward.
  • A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West by Gerald W. McFarland.
  • The Noble Family of Ward by James Mayfield Ward.

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Ward Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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The Ward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ward Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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