The Yardly name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.
Early Origins of the Yardly family
The surname Yardly 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 Yardly family
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Yardly Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Yardly has undergone many spelling variations
, including Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.
Early Notables of the Yardly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yardly family to Ireland
Some of the Yardly family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Yardly family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Yardly were among those contributors:
Yardly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Sir George Yardly (Yeardley) and Lady Temperane Yeardley settled in Virginia in 1623