Yardley name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yardley

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From places in West Midlands, from Old English ġerd (“stick, rod”) + lēah (“woodland, clearing”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A suburb of Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

Notable Persons Named Yardley

Notable Persons Named Yardley

Yardley Grifffin

Yardley Grifffin is a gospel music and urban contemporary gospel singing, songwriter, and contemporary worship. He plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. He was most active from 2015 to 2015. Yardley was given the name Yardley Wendell Griffin, Jr. on February 4th, 1979 in Sacramento, California.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yardley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yardley

Stephen Yardley

Stephen Yardley is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1965. Stephen was born on March 24th, 1942 in Ferrensby, Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Stephen is also known as Steven Yardley.

Kathleen Lonsdale

Kathleen Lonsdale was a scientist in the field of crystallography. Kathleen was given the name Kathleen Yardley on January 28th, 1903 in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. She left this life on April 1st, 1971.

The Baroness Morris of Yardley

The Baroness Morris of Yardley is a for Birmingham Yardley, Minister of State for the Arts, Secretary of State for Education, Skills, Minister of State for Schools, Member of Parliament, forBirmingham Yardley, Minister for Culture, Communications, Creative Industries, Department for Educati. The was born on June 17th, 1952 in Manchester.

George Yardley

George Yardley is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Jets, Detroit Pistons, and Philadelphia 76ers. He was most active from 1953 to 1962. George was born on November 3rd, 1928 in Hollywood.

Jonathan Yardley

Jonathan was born in 1939.

Herbert Yardley

Herbert Yardley was a scientist in the field of cryptography. Herbert was given the name Herbert Osborn Yardley on April 13th, 1889 in Worthington, Indiana. He left this life on August 7th, 1958.

  • Bruce Yardley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yardley U.S.
  White 91.83% 64.26%
  African American 1.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yardley

People with the last name Yardley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yardley

  • How Popular is the name Yardley? Yardley is the 27,782nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Yardley was the 13,065th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yardley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199 babies born with the first name Yardley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yardley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yardley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yardley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yardley is Saturday, February 2nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Yardley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yardley was in 2011 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yardley: The name spelled backwards is Yeldray. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yeraydl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yardley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,350 people with the last name Yardley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yardley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yardley as their last name since less than 1 person in 125k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Yardley name meaning

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