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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’.

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

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Hartley Family Origin

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Hartley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Cotton Weaver

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Hartley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Hartley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hartley family was Labourer. Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hartley.

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