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  • Ada Sword (1866 - 1925)
    Addie Robinson Sword BIRTH 18 May 1866 Pike County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 17 Sep 1925 (aged 59) Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL Peggy Sword Cemetery Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA...
  • Christina Sword (1823 - 1871)
    Christina “Crissie” Ramey Sword BIRTH 9 Nov 1823 Kentucky, USA DEATH 1871 (aged 47–48) Pike County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL John Mimm Sword Cemetery Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA MEMORIAL ID 8814...
  • Della Coleman (1900 - 1953)
    Della Sword Coleman BIRTH 15 Jan 1900 Pike County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 30 Jun 1953 (aged 53) Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL Peggy Sword Cemetery Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA MEM...
  • Elizabeth Dye Marrs (1842 - 1926)
    Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sword Dye-Marrs BIRTH 22 Dec 1842 Pike County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 30 Mar 1926 (aged 83) Pike County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL John R Sword Cemetery Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, US...
  • James Sword (bef.1751 - d.)
    James Sword married Margaret Sword (Cuthbertson) on April 30, 1771 in Glasgow, Scotland. * Wife: Margaret Cuthbertson* Children: James Sword and Margaret Sword (Cuthbertson)* Agnes Sword* James Sword* ...

About the Sword surname

A surname of Irish and/or Scottish origin.

The name Sword most often comes from the Irish name O Suaird. When Anglicized in a Fiant in 1562, became O'Sword. In the early 17th century during the Ulster Inquisitions, it was recorded as Swords, Swoordes and Sourdes. It was often a mistranslation of the Irish name O Claimhin as the Irish word for sword is claidheamh. This typically occurred in County Kildare. Thus, the name Clavin is a synonym for Swords. Claveen is a synonym in County Mayo. The name "de Swerdes", for the village of the same name, appeared several places in Ireland.

In Scotland, the surname Sword has two origins, the first an occupational name for an armorer or derivations from the surname Siward. Other spelling variations include Swerd, Suerd, Sourd and Suorde amongst others.

Originating in the ancient lands of the Picts, Sword was the name of the victor over MacBeth at the battle of Dunsinnan in 1054.