Haselrigge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Haselrigge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the village of Hesselgreave.

Early Origins of the Haselrigge family

The surname Haselrigge 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 Haselrigge family

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

Haselrigge Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haselrigge has been spelled many different ways, including Haselrigg, Haselrigge, Hasselrigg, Hasselrigge, Haslerigg, Haslerigge, Hazelrigg, Hazelrigge, Hazellrigg, Hazlerigg, Hazlerigge, Hazelrig and many more.

Early Notables of the Haselrigge family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Haselrigge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Haselrigge family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haselrigges to arrive in North America: 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..

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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