The ancestry of the name Yardely dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.
Early Origins of the Yardely family
The surname Yardely was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Yardely family
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Yardely Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Yardely have been found, including Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.
Early Notables of the Yardely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yardely family to Ireland
Some of the Yardely family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Yardely family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Yardely, or a variant listed above: Argall Yardley settled in Virginia in 1623; Ann Yardley settled in Virginia in 1652; Elizabeth, Enoch, Jane, John Yardley settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Yardely (post 1700)
- Colonel Doyle Yardely, American Commanding Office of the 1st combat paratrooper unit: the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, German Prisoner of War at Oflag 64