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Sarah Passmore Edwards

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Origins of surname

This surname essentially means 'son of Edward'. The personal name, originally Eadward, consists of the elements ead ='prosperity or fortune' and weard ='guard'.

Early records

The name has been present in Jersey since the mid-18th century, and there are numerous Edwards families in the island today


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Family records


Church records


Family trees

This surname is a classic example of the rubbish which can be found in Ancestry family trees. A search for Edwards born in Jersey lists 39 trees, showing Isaac Edwards born in Jersey, Channel Islands on 25 February 1776, and dying in Ohio, US. Open any of the trees and they show that Isaac was the son of Capt John Edwards, of Essex, New Jersey, Isaac's siblings were all born in Essex, New Jersey, but Isaac was born in Essex, Jersey, Channel Islands. It is all too easy when entering a name into an Ancestry tree to choose the wrong Jersey. But it is also just as easy to check and correct such an error. But 38 other trees all with the same nonsense? Sadly so many Ancestry subscribers, particularly Americans desperate to find some family link to the British Isles, just blindly copy each other.


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Family gravestones

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