The ancient roots of the Haslem family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Haslem comes from when the 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.
Early Origins of the Haslem family
The surname Haslem was first found in Derbyshire
where they seated from very ancient times, some say, before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
Early History of the Haslem family
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Haslem Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Haslem has appeared include Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Haslem family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haslem family to Ireland
Some of the Haslem family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haslem family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Haslem arrived in North America very early: John Buckley Haslam, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1818; followed by Abraham, Francis and James Haslam in 1832; James H. Haslam settled there in 1840.
Contemporary Notables of the name Haslem (post 1700)
- John Haslem (1808-1884), English China and enamel painter, and writer
- John Whitton Haslem (b. 1939), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Canberra (1975-1980)