name Yearey comes from when the family resided in Yardley, a place-name found in several locations throughout England.
Early Origins of the Yearey family
The surname Yearey 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 Yearey family
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Yearey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Yearey has been recorded under many different variations, including Yardley, Yardeley, Yeardley, Yardly and others.
Early Notables of the Yearey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yearey family to Ireland
Some of the Yearey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Yearey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Yearey or a variant listed above: Argall Yardley settled in Virginia in 1623; Ann Yardley settled in Virginia in 1652; Elizabeth, Enoch, Jane, John Yardley settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.