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Where did the English Hazelwood family come from? What is the English Hazelwood family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hazelwood family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hazelwood family history?The name Hazelwood first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Hazelwood in the county of Derbyshire.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hazelwood has appeared include Haslewood, Haselwood, Hazlewood, Hazelwood and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazelwood research. Another 287 words(20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazelwood History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hazelwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hazelwood arrived in North America very early:
Hazelwood Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hazelwood Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hazelwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hazelwood Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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