Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of the settlements called Hazelhurst in Lancashire, Surrey, or Sussex, or near any woodland noted for its hazel trees. Thus, the surname Hasselhurst 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 Hasselhurst family
Cheshire where they held a family seat both before and after the Norman Conquest in the year 1066.
Early History of the Hasselhurst family
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Hasselhurst Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hasselhurst were recorded, including Hazelhurst, Haselhurst, Hazlehurst, Haslehurst and many more.
Early Notables of the Hasselhurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasselhurst family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hasselhurst family emigrate to North America:
Hasselhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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