Hartley Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Hartley Name Meaning: Derived from an Anglo-Saxon word 'hart' meaning 'stag' or 'male deer' and 'ley' or 'leah' meaning 'wood'.

This surname was probably taken from a number of villages and towns etc in Great Britain of the same name. It may have also referred to someone who was associated with keeping deer or someone who lived in a wood.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Hartley Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Hartley family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 423
Weaver 318
Farmer 208
Female Servant 196
Independent 188
Agricultural Labourer 161
Labourer 138
Coal Miner 99
Worsted Weaver 91
Wool Comber 89
Male Servant 76
Shoe Maker 42
Dress Maker 42
Stuff Weaver 39
Joiner 33
Cotton Spinner 33
Cotton Factory 30
Cotton Piecer 29
Grocer 29
Stone Mason 28
Butcher 28
Ag Lab 27
Woollen Weaver 26
Spinner 24
Weaver Cotton 24

Hartley Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Hartley 100% 127,801
2 Hartly 86% 2,490
3 Hurtley 86% 821
4 Heartley 88% 797
5 Hortley 86% 373
6 Hertley 86% 215
7 Heartly 71% 124

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The surname Hartley is the most popular version of all its varients

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