Hasselghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hasselghan is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having 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 Hasselghan family
The surname Hasselghan 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. 
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."  In this case, the name is likely derived from Hasland, a township, in the parish and union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. 
Early History of the Hasselghan family
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Hasselghan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hasselghan has been recorded under many different variations, including Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Hasselghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasselghan family to Ireland
Some of the Hasselghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Hasselghan family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hasselghan or a variant listed above: 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.