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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

Derived from Yewdale, which is the name of a village near the town of Skelmersdale in Lancashire. Its name means "valley of yew trees", as it is derived from Middle English ew meaning "yew tree" combined with Middle English dale meaning "dale, valley".

Notable bearers of this surname include the Australian politician Les Yewdale (1928-1999) and the Canadian painter M. A. Yewdale (1908-2000).
Added 12/13/2019 by Lucille