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Origins of the Yard surname

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About the Yards

We have a total number of 4980 records for people with the last name Yard.

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Where do most Yards live?

In 1921, most Yards lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Yards

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 4,110 records for the Yard surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Yards most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Yards.

What are the most common Yard first names?

  • George
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Yard family members

Common jobs for Yards

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yards in 1921






House Servant




Common Male occupations for Yards in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


Coal Miner






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