The history of the Hayslett family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Hayslett family
The surname Hayslett 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 Hayslett family
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Hayslett Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hayslett include Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Hayslett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hayslett family to Ireland
Some of the Hayslett 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 Hayslett family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hayslett 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hayslett (post 1700)
- Dennis Hayslett, American music educator, conductor, and performer based in Illinois