Hazelrigge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The present generation of the Hazelrigge family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the village of Hesselgreave.

Early Origins of the Hazelrigge family

The surname Hazelrigge was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wotteslade. In 1280, King Edward 1st of England also granted to this north country Clan the Manor of Yetham Corbet. Simon de Hasilrig was progenitor of this distinguished family. [1] But by the late 15th century, some of the family were found at Humberstone in Leicestershire. "The manor [of Humberstone] was granted by the Conqueror to Hugh de Grentemaisnel, and was held as part of the honour of Leicester, in 1474, by Sir William Haselrigge." [2]

Important Dates for the Hazelrigge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazelrigge research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Hazelrigge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hazelrigge Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hazelrigge include Haselrigg, Haselrigge, Hasselrigg, Hasselrigge, Haslerigg, Haslerigge, Hazelrigg, Hazelrigge, Hazellrigg, Hazlerigg, Hazlerigge, Hazelrig and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazelrigge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hazelrigge family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hazelrigge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Hazelrigg, who was born in 1615 in England, and died around 1675 in Northumberland County, Virginia (date of arrival is unknown), as well as Edward Hazelrigg, who arrived in New York State in 1822..

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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