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Hartley Name Meaning
English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various places so called. Several, in particular those in Hampshire, Kent, and Devon, are named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One in Northumberland has as the second element Old English hlaw ‘hill’, and one in Cumbria contains Old English cla ‘claw’, in the sense of a tongue of land between two streams, + probably heard ‘hard’. The surname is widely distributed, but most common in Yorkshire, where it arose from a place near Haworth, West Yorkshire, also named with Old English heorot + leah. As a Scottish name, it comes from the Cumbrian Hartley (see forebears note).Irish: shortened Anglicized form of or surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’, ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’. EML.

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

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Name Distribution of Hartley Families

  • Number of Hartley families
     173 - 344
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hartley families
     4,018 - 8,034
     1,340 - 4,017
     1 - 1,339
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hartley families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hartley Family Origin

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Hartley Immigration Information

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Hartley Family Occupations

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