Haslam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Haslam has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Haslam, in the county of Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word haesel-hamm, which simply refers to a hazel-wood farm.[1]

Early Origins of the Haslam family

The surname Haslam was first found in Lancashire at Haslam. But of this place, we cannot find any trace today. We can find that Hugh de Haslum, de Hesellum held lands there as recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1246, but little else. [1]

Another source claims that Derbyshire is the home to the family. "Haslam is an old Rochdale name of the 16th century. It also occurs in Derbyshire. Several mayors and aldermen of Newark, Notts, in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries bore this name." [2] In this case, the name is likely derived from Hasland, a township, in the parish and union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. [3]

Early History of the Haslam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haslam research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Haslam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haslam Spelling Variations

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 Haslam have been found, including Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.

Early Notables of the Haslam family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Haslam family to Ireland

Some of the Haslam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Haslam migration to the United States +

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 Haslam, or a variant listed above:

Haslam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Haslam, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [4]
  • William Haslam, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [4]
  • John Haslam, aged 34, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [4]
  • John Buckley Haslam, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Abraham, Francis, and James Haslam, who settled in Philadelphia in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Haslam migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haslam Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Haslam, (b. 1766), aged 31, English farm labourer who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 7 years , transported aboard the "Barwell" in September 1797, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1835 [5]
Haslam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Haslam, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • James Haslam, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Mr. James Haslam, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. John Haslam, (b. 1807), aged 28, English labourer who was convicted in Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1878 [8]
  • Edward Haslam, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Haslam migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Haslam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jonathon Haslam, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bernica" en route to Otago via passenger disembarked at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand in December 1848 [10]
  • Mrs. Emma Haslam, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bernica" en route to Otago via passenger disembarked at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand in December 1848 [10]
  • Miss Emma Sophia Haslam, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bernica" en route to Otago via passenger disembarked at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand in December 1848 [10]
  • Miss Harriett Haslam, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bernica" en route to Otago via passenger disembarked at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand in December 1848 [10]
  • Mr. Jonathon Henry Haslam, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bernica" en route to Otago via passenger disembarked at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand in December 1848 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Haslam (post 1700) +

  • William Edward "Bill" Haslam (b. 1958), American politician, 49th and current Governor of Tennessee
  • William C. Haslam, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 2nd District, 1936 [11]
  • James A. Haslam (b. 1931), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004 [11]
  • Bill Haslam, American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 2003- [11]
  • Becky M. Haslam, American politician, Independent Candidate for South Dakota State House of Representatives 20th District, 2010 [11]
  • John Haslam (1764-1844), English medical writer, born in London in 1764 and received his medical education at the United Borough Hospitals and at Edinburgh [12]
  • Sir Alfred Seale Haslam (1844-1927), English engineer and politician, Mayor of Derby (1890 to 1891)
  • Annie Haslam (b. 1944), English progressive rock vocalist and songwriter
  • Sir David Anthony Haslam C.B.E., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.G.P., (b. 1949), British Chair of National Institiure for Health and Care Excellent and Medical Doctor and Administrator, was appointed a Knight Bachelor on 8th June 2018 and Commander of the Order of the British Emprire in 2004, for services to NHS Leadership [13]
  • Patrick Haslam (1948-2017), British racehorse trainer; he trained a winner on every race course in England, Scotland and Wales
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. John Haslam, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [15]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barwell
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  12. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  13. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  14. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  15. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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