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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsYearwood, Yerwood

Meaning & History

habitational name from Yarwood Heath in Rostherne Cheshire earlier Yarwode. The placename derives from Old English earn "eagle" or gear "yair enclosure for catching fish" and wudu "wood".
Added 6/4/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/4/2023 by Paradiso36