The ancestors of the Yardlay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.
Early Origins of the Yardlay family
The surname Yardlay 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 Yardlay family
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Yardlay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Yardlay include Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.
Early Notables of the Yardlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yardlay family to Ireland
Some of the Yardlay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yardlay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Yardlay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Yardlay, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)