Early Origins of the Hatleah family
The surname Hatleah 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 Hatleah family
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Hatleah Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hatleah have been found, including Hartley, Hartly and others.
Early Notables of the Hatleah 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 Hatleah Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatleah family to Ireland
Some of the Hatleah 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 Hatleah family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hatleah, or a variant listed above: 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..