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Origins of the Yardley surname

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About the Yardleys

We have a total number of 20971 records for people with the last name Yardley.

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Where do most Yardleys live?

In 1921, most Yardleys lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Yardleys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 19,200 records for the Yardley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1553.

Who were Yardleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yardley first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Yardleys

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

Common Female occupations for Yardleys in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant




Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Yardleys in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Chain Maker


Nail Maker


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