Hartel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hartel date back to the 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

The surname Hartel was first found in 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.

Important Dates for 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. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hartel migration to the United States

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
  • Adam Hartel, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
Hartel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Hartel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Philip William Hartel, aged 29, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]

Hartel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hartel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Johannes Hartel Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Hartel migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hartel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • T. Hartel, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hartel (post 1700)

  • Lis Hartel (1922-2009), Danish equestrian
  • Susanne Hartel (b. 1988), German football player


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
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