Last name origins & meanings:
- English: 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
- English: 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’.
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