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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.

Yardly Early Origins



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.

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Yardly Spelling Variations


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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.

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Yardly Early History


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Yardly Early History



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

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Yardly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yardly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Yardly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yardly 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 21 September 2012 at 14:34.

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