Harle Family History
Harle Name Meaning
South German (Härle): nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German hār ‘hair’. English (northern) and Scottish: habitational name from Kirkharle and Little Harle in Northumberland (earlier simply Herle Harle) possibly named from an Old English personal name Herela (a derivative of various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English lēah ‘wood clearing’. English: variant of Earl with prosthetic H-. French (Harlé): topographic name from a derivative of harle ‘ditch’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press