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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.

Yardley Early Origins



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.

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Yardley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Yardley Early History


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Yardley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yardley research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1632 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Yardley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yardley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yardley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yardley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Yardley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yardley (post 1700)


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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.)

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Yardley Historic Events


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Yardley Historic Events




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

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Yardley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Yardley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yardley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 13:53.

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