Early Origins of the Hatleagh family
The surname Hatleagh was first found in Bedfordshire
at Cockayne Hatley a parish, in the union and hundred
of Biggleswade which borders onto Cambridgeshire
. One of the first on record there was Arnold de Hateleia who was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1198. There are two other Hatley locations: Hatley (St. George), a parish, in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Longstow; and Hatley East (St. Dennis), a parish, in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Armingford, all in Cambridgeshire. The word Hatley literally means "woodland clearing on the hill" from the Old English haett + leah. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Hatleagh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatleagh research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1723 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hatleagh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hatleagh Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hatleagh family name include Hartley, Hartly and others.
Early Notables of the Hatleagh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Simon Hatley (1685-c. 1723), an English sailor and pirate, best remembered for killing an albatross during his second voyage with Alexander Selkirk in... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hatleagh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatleagh family to Ireland
Some of the Hatleagh family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatleagh family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hatleagh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Hartley, who settled in Virginia in 1655; Jeremy Hartley settled in Barbados in 1635; Thomas Hartley settled in Virginia in 1642; William Hartley settled in Virginia in 1623..