Last name: YARDLEY

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YARDLEY : This last name is indexed 30,970 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

YARDLEY : English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places for example Yardley in the Worcestershire Essex Northamptonshire etc. or Yarley in Somerset. The placenames mean ‘woodland from which spars are taken’ from Old English gerd gyrd ‘rod spar’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The compound apparently referred to a forest where timber could be gathered.

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