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Hadley Surname Origin
(Locality). A town of Suffolk, and also of Essex, England, from houdt, a wood, and ley, a place or field.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Hadley Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Hadley family history than the origin of your surname:
A Hadley Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes