Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hartel family lived in the village of Hartley which was in several English counties including Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire, York and Northumberland. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English words hart which means a stag and lea which means a wood or clearing.
Early Origins of the Hartel family
Lancashire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hartel family
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Hartel Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hartel are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hartel include: Hartley, Hartly, Hartlay, Hartlaye, Hartlie, Hertley, Hertly, Hertlay, Hertelay, Hertheley, Hertleye, Hertlegh, Hartleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartel family to Ireland
Some of the Hartel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hartel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hartel or a variant listed above:
Hartel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hartel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hartel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Hartel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hartel (post 1700)
Hartel Family Crest Products