Hartley

November 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
From an Old English place name, meaning “hart (stag) clearing”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Hartlay, Hartlaye, Hartleigh, Hartlie, Hartly, Hertelay, Herthelay, Hertlay, Hertlegh, Hertley, Hertleye, Hertly, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Dr. Hartley Evans, a Chicago friend of Dr. Archie’s, in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).

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