The name Haslehurst is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in one of the settlements called Hazelhurst in Lancashire
, or Sussex
, or near any woodland noted for its hazel trees. Thus, the surname Haslehurst 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 Haslehurst family
The surname Haslehurst 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 Haslehurst family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haslehurst research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 133 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Haslehurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haslehurst 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. Haslehurst has been spelled many different ways, including Hazelhurst, Haselhurst, Hazlehurst, Haslehurst and many more.
Early Notables of the Haslehurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haslehurst family to the New World and Oceana
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 Haslehursts to arrive in North America:
Haslehurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Haslehurst, who arrived in New York in 1835 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)