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Origins of the Hartley surname

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What does the name Hartley mean?

The origin of the Hartley surname is in England. It is a geographic name, affixed to the numerous places named Hartley and their denizens. Because there are so many locations of the same name (most notably in the Rochester and Winchester areas, but there are many similar smaller hamlets nationwide), it is difficult to point to a single shared heritage for people of this surname.

Alternative variations of the name Hartley

Hartley, Hartlie, Hartly, Hartlee, Hartleigh

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Where do most Hartleys live?

In 1921, most Hartleys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Hartleys

How common is your surname?

230th most common surname in the UK

We have 183,000 records for the Hartley surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Hartleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Hartleys.

What are the most common Hartley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Hartley family members

Common jobs for Hartleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hartleys in 1921
Cotton Weaver

2,383

Weaver Cotton

644

Weaver

638

Dressmaker

564

Cotton Winder

431

Common Male occupations for Hartleys in 1921
Cotton Weaver

1,640

Coal Miner

1,047

Farmer

626

Weaver

518

Weaver Cotton

495

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