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Hasset Surname History



The chronicles of the Hasset family suggest that their ancestors may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. As the name is made up of the elements blen, which means hill and hey which means shelter, the name was often broken up. In other words, entries were sometimes for the entire name say, Blenarhassett and other times just Hassett.


Early Origins of the Hasset family


The surname Hasset was first found in Cumberland, where their early family seats were at Blenerhasset and Flimby Hall. One of the earliest records of the name appeared on a census taken in that county during the reign of King Richard II (1367-c.1400) where Thomas Blennerhasset was found in Carlisle. Of interest is a note in the Feet of Fines that Thomas Bleverhasset was appointed rector of Hardingham, county Norfolk at the age of 11, by the Pope's dispensation. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Hasset family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hasset research.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1741, 1821, 1809, 1652, 1712, 1692, 1695, 1703, 1687, 1758 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Hasset History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hasset Spelling Variations


The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Hasset include Blennerhasset, Blennerhassett, Blenerhasset, Blenner, Hassett, Hassetts and many more.

Early Notables of the Hasset family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Rowland Blennerhasset, 1st Baronet (1741-1821), a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in the County of Kerry. It...
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Migration of the Hasset family to Ireland


Some of the Hasset family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hasset family to the New World and Oceana


The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hasset or a variant listed above, including:

Hasset Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Massey Hasset, who arrived in New York State in 1811
  • Francis Hasset, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Hasset, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • James Hasset, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1878

Hasset Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hasset, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Mary J. Hasset, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Hasset Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Hasset, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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