from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Ward, (Aaron) Montgomery 1843-1913. American merchant who established (1872) the mail-order business that bears his name.
- Ward 1, Artemus 1727-1800. American Revolutionary general who directed Massachusetts troops in the siege of Boston, until George Washington relieved him of the command and drove the British from the city (1776).
- Ward 2, Artemus See Charles Farrar Browne.
- Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Known as Mrs. Humphry Ward. 1851-1920. British writer whose novels include Robert Elsmere (1888).
- Ward, Nathaniel Pen name Theodore de la Guard. 1578?-1652. English clergyman and writer in America. He codified Massachusetts law (1641) and is primarily known for his satire The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America (1645).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English occupational surname for a guard or watchman.
Germanic, cognate with a/to ward, warden, guard etc. (Wiktionary)