Meaning and Origin of: Seward
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : From the sea
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.
- English : occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English sū ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.
- Irish : when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword.