Seward Family History
Seward Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and S?weard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and s? ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period. English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English su ‘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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press