Wardle Family History
Wardle Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Wardle in Lancashire and possibly Wardle in Cheshire both named with Old English weard-hyll ‘watch hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw . habitational name from Weardale (Durham) which takes its name from the river Wear (related to the Indo-European root wis- weis- ‘liquid flow’ or wedōr- ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press