The ancestors of the name Haselrigg date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the West Riding of Yorkshire
in the village of Hesselgreave.
Early Origins of the Haselrigg family
The surname Haselrigg 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Haselrigg family
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Haselrigg Spelling Variations
Haselrigg has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Haselrigg have been found, including Haselrigg, Haselrigge, Hasselrigg, Hasselrigge, Haslerigg, Haslerigge, Hazelrigg, Hazelrigge, Hazellrigg, Hazlerigg, Hazlerigge, Hazelrig and many more.
Early Notables of the Haselrigg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haselrigg family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Haselriggs to arrive on North American shores: 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..