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The Hartlen name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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.

Hartlen Early Origins



The surname Hartlen 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.

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Hartlen Spelling Variations


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Hartlen Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hartlen has undergone many spelling variations, including Hartley, Hartly, Hartlay, Hartlaye, Hartlie, Hertley, Hertly, Hertlay, Hertelay, Hertheley, Hertleye, Hertlegh, Hartleigh and many more.

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Hartlen Early History


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Hartlen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartlen research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1621, and 1623 are included under the topic Early Hartlen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartlen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hartlen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hartlen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartlen In Ireland


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Hartlen In Ireland



Some of the Hartlen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hartlen were among those contributors:

Hartlen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Hartlen, aged 40, who emigrated to New York, in 1921

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Hartlen Historic Events


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Hartlen Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles F.  Hartlen Sr. (1843-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Catherine  Hartlen (1861-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Charles F.  Hartlen (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Blanche  Hartlen (1881-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. John  Hartlen, Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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