Yardley Family History
Yardley Name Meaning
English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Yardley in the West Midlands, Essex, Northamptonshire, etc., or Yarley in Somerset, named with Old English gerd, gyrd ‘pole’, ‘stick’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The compound apparently referred to a forest where timber could be gathered.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press