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The name Hazlewood has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Hazelwood in the county of Derbyshire.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hazlewood have been found, including Haslewood, Haselwood, Hazlewood, Hazelwood and others.
First found in Salop where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazlewood research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazlewood History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hazlewood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hazlewood, or a variant listed above:
Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Hazlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1654
- Bryan Hazlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1662
- Wm Hazlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
- George Hazlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1683
Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. J. Hazlewood, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1895
Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfred Hazlewood, aged 31, who landed in America from Devonfort, in 1906
- Alfred Hazlewood, aged 29, who landed in America from Workington, Scotland, in 1907
- Walter Hazlewood, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1907
- Lilian Mary Hazlewood, aged 24, who landed in America from Tottenham, England, in 1907
- Sydney Ed Hazlewood, aged 22, who landed in America from Brixham, England, in 1909
- Rebecca Hazlewood, American actress, known for Outsourced (2010), Equals (2015) and Teacher in a Box (2014)
- Lee Hazlewood (1819-1887), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1881
- Grady Hazlewood, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1950
- Barton Lee Hazlewood (b. 1929), American country singer, songwriter, and record producer perhaps most famous for writing the Nancy Sinatra hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
- Charles Hazlewood, English conductor who conducts many of the great orchestras in the UK and around the world
- Geoffrey Hazlewood, Professor of Biochemistry
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The Hazlewood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hazlewood 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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