Hearle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hearle family
The surname Hearle was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'.
The name Haurell or Harel is found several times in the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1180-95 and subsequently appears enrolled among the nobility as Sires de Bretteville. 
Cornwall hold an interesting entry about the family. Lord Borchard de Herle (1268-1305), was a medieval diplomat under the King Edward I. By the time he was 12, his father Lord Borin had died of typhoid fever leaving him to care for his mother and his younger brother. As soon as he turned 18, he abandoned his sick mother and took his father's money and left to go to college at University of Cambridge. His father's legacy of close connections to Edward I led to his early career. This Cornish branch claims descent from "the house of West Hearle in Northumberland." 
"The manor of St. Day [in the parish of Gwennap, Cornwall] was at a very early period in severalties. The family of Hearle possess one third part, which they have long held." 
"East Clusion [in the parish of lansallos, Cornwall] now belongs to John Hearle, Esq. of Tregony, in whose family it has been vested about a century." 
In nearby Devon, "Sir William Herle, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 1316, certainly lived at Chambercombe, near Ilfracombe, but his birth there is doubtful. " 
Early History of the Hearle family
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Hearle Spelling Variations
The name, Hearle, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Herle, Hearle, Herral, Harrell, Harle, Harel, Heral, Hurl, Hirl, Herrel and many more.
Early Notables of the Hearle family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William de Herle (d. 1347), was an English judge, son of Robert de Herle, was probably born in Leicestershire, since both his father and he in 1301 and 1324 respectively were summoned by the sheriffs of that county to perform military duty and to attend the great council at Westminster. His lands lay principally in Leicestershire, but through his wife Margaret, daughter and heir of William Polglas and of Elizabeth, heiress of Sir William Champernon, he came into possession of considerable estates in Devonshire. 
Charles Herle (1598-1659), was a prominent...
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Hearle migration to the United States +
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Hearle surname who came to North America were:
Hearle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Herbert Hearle, (b. 1878), aged 19, Cornish labourer from Tregony, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Teutonic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th June 1897 en route to St Louis, Missouri, USA 
Hearle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Pollie Hearle, (b. 1879), aged 25, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 27th August 1904 en route to St Louis, Missouri, USA 
- Miss Ethel Evelyn Hearle, (b. 1902), aged 2, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 27th August 1904 en route to St Louis, Missouri, USA 
- Mr. Frederick Hearle, (b. 1876), aged 28, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 27th August 1904 en route to St Louis, Missouri, USA 
- Miss Gertrude Mabel Hearle, (b. 1900), aged 4, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 27th August 1904 en route to St Louis, Missouri, USA 
Hearle migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hearle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Hearle, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" 
- G. Hearle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 
- Samuel Cornelius Hearle, aged 45, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald" 
- Sam Hearle, (b. 1866), aged 23, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Jumna" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 12th December 1889 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hearle (post 1700) +
- Greg Hearle, English clarinettist from Shropshire who won the Shropshire Young Musician of the Year, 2009 at the age of eighteen
- Edward Hearle Rodd (1810-1880), English ornithologist, born at the vicarage of St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall, third son of Edward Rodd, D.D. (1768-1842)
- John Hearle Tremayne (1780-1851), Cornish MP and High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1831
Related Stories +
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf