Early Origins of the Hatlee family
The surname Hatlee 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 Hatlee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatlee research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1723 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hatlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hatlee Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hatlee include Hartley, Hartly and others.
Early Notables of the Hatlee 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 Hatlee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatlee family to Ireland
Some of the Hatlee 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 Hatlee family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..