The Haselhurst name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the settlements called Hazelhurst in Lancashire
, or Sussex
, or near any woodland noted for its hazel trees. Thus, the surname Haselhurst belongs to both the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Haselhurst family
The surname Haselhurst was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
both before and after the Norman Conquest
in the year 1066.
Early History of the Haselhurst family
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Haselhurst Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Haselhurst has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hazelhurst, Haselhurst, Hazlehurst, Haslehurst and many more.
Early Notables of the Haselhurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haselhurst family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Haselhurst were among those contributors: Cuthbert Hayhurst settled in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife Mary and six children; Jane Hazelhurst settled with her husband and three children in Philadelphia in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Haselhurst (post 1700)
- John Haselhurst, Manchester social worker
- Alan Gordon Barraclough Haselhurst, Chairman Manchester Community Services