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Yardley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient roots of the Yardley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Yardley comes from when the family lived in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.


Early Origins of the Yardley family


The surname Yardley 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 Yardley family


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Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1612, 1632 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Yardley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yardley Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Yardley has appeared include Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.

Early Notables of the Yardley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yardley family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Yardley arrived in North America very early:

Yardley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Argall Yardley, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Argall Yardley, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [1]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)
  • Ann Yardley, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Anne Yardley, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]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)
  • William Yardley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]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)

Yardley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Yardley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1704 [1]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)
  • Elizabeth, Enoch, Jane, and John Yardley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Yardley (post 1700)


  • George Harry Yardley III (1928-2004), American NBA basketball player, the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points in one season, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996
  • James Barrett "Jim" Yardley (b. 1964), American journalist
  • Colonel Doyle R. Yardley, American Commanding Officer of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, who was captured and later escaped from a German Prisoner of War camp
  • Herbert Osborne Yardley (1889-1958), American cryptologist who founded and led the Black Chamber which broke Japanese diplomatic codes, author of The American Black Chamber (1931)
  • Robert Morris Yardley (1850-1902), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Jonathan Yardley (b. 1939), American journalist and book critic, Pulitzer Prize winner (Criticism) in 1981
  • Jim Yardley (b. 1964), American journalist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1994
  • William Yardley (1849-1900), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Kent from 1868 to 1878
  • Norman Walter Dransfield Yardley (1915-1989), English cricketer who played for Cambridge University, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England
  • Thomas James "Jim" Yardley (1946-2010), English cricketer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Yardley family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Lewis Frank Yardley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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