Harle Family History
Harle Name Meaning
South German (Härle): nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German har ‘hair’. Northern English 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 the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. English: variant of Earl. French (Harlé): topographic name from a derivative of harle ‘ditch’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press