Edwards / Bedward / Ab Edward. Edward became a popular first name as it became to be the name of Kings and Saints which became popular in England and then Wales after the Norman invasion of Britain. The Welsh name Iorwerth / Yorath is believed to be the equivalent Welsh version although their meaning's are unrelated. Bedward from ap/ab Edward can also be found in Wales but is relatively uncommon.
Famous people with the Welsh surname Edwards include:
Gareth Edwards - Legendary Welsh rugby international.
Richey Edwards - Member of the Welsh band Manics Street Preachers who disappeared in 1995 and has not been since.
Owen ab ifan Edwards - Founder of the Welsh youth movement called Urdd.