Hesley Family History
Hesley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Hesley Hall in Harworth (Nottinghamshire) or Hesley Hall in Ecclesfield (Yorkshire). The Nottinghamshire placename derives from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’ while the Yorkshire placename comes from Old Norse hestr ‘horse stallion’ + Old English lēah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press