Yard Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some kind, Middle English yard(e) (Old English geard; compare Garth). nickname from Middle English yard ‘rod’, ‘stick’ (Old English (Anglian) gerd), probably with reference to a rod or staff carried as a symbol of authority. from the same word as in 2, used to denote a measure of land. The surname probably denoted someone who held this quantity of land, and as it was quite a large amount (varying at different periods and in different places, but generally approximately 30 acres, a quarter of a hide), such a person would have been a reasonably prosperous farmer.

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List of People with Surname Yard

According to our database, there are a total of 315 people with the surname Yard. Among these people surnamed Yard, there are about 139 unique names, with an average of 2 people who have the same name. Robert Yard, John Yard and Richard Yard are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Yard, with 14, 14 and 9 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that New York has the largest number of people surnamed Yard, with a total of 36 people, and there are a total of 29 unique names among these people. New Jersey is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yard, with a total of 32 people and an average of 25 unique names.