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Wardle Name Meaning

habitational name from places in Cheshire and Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire) called Wardle, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw. regional name from Weardale in County Durham, which takes its name from the Wear river (named with a Celtic word probably meaning ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Weddle, Wardlaw, Harle, Windle, Eardley, Marple, Ward, Markle, Wale

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Wardle Family Origin

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Wardle Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wardle family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wardle. The most common Wardle occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Wardle's were Coal Miners.

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Wardle Historical Records

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Wardle Life Expectancy

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