The name Yeardlie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.
Early Origins of the Yeardlie family
The surname Yeardlie 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 Yeardlie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeardlie research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1612, 1632 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Yeardlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yeardlie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Yeardlie has been spelled many different ways, including Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.
Early Notables of the Yeardlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeardlie family to Ireland
Some of the Yeardlie 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 Yeardlie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Yeardlies to arrive in North America: Argall Yardley settled in Virginia in 1623; Ann Yardley settled in Virginia in 1652; Elizabeth, Enoch, Jane, John Yardley settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.