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Hazard is a name whose history begins in 1066 with the Norman Conquest of England. This Norman name was used for a person who takes chances or a gambler which is derived from the Old French word hasard, which means a game of dice, played by a gambler or one who was prepared to run risks. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. "The orthography was originally Hasssart, and the extinct dukes of Charante [Normandy] were of the same family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hazard Early Origins



The surname Hazard was first found in Gloucestershire where "soon after the Conquest a branch settled." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Hazard Spelling Variations


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Hazard Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hazard, Hasard, Hassard and others.

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Hazard Early History


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Hazard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazard research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hazard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hazard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hazard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hazard In Ireland


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Hazard In Ireland



Some of the Hazard 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hazard or a variant listed above:

Hazard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Joane Hazard settled in Virginia in 1618
  • Ione Hazard, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Hazard, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Sarah Hazard settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Edward Hazard, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hazard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hazard, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1719
  • Richard Hazard settled in Virginia in 1732

Hazard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Hazard, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Patrick and Richard Hazard arrived in Philadelphia in 1813 and 1838 respectively
  • Edward Charlamun Hazard, who landed in Mississippi in 1833

Hazard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Hazard U.E. born in Rhode Island, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hazard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hazard, who landed in Canada in 1831

Hazard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jason Hazard, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

Hazard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Hazard arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Mary Hazard arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • William C. Hazard, aged 24, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazard (post 1700)



  • Erskine Hazard, American politician, Postmaster at Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, 1819-26
  • Enos I. Hazard, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1849
  • Edna Hayes Hazard, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1972
  • E. W. Hazard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860
  • Benjamin Hazard, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1816-18
  • Augustus George Hazard (1802-1868), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1860
  • Aaron Hazard, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1812-18
  • Frederick H. Hazard, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1920
  • Frederick R. Hazard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908
  • Frederick R. Hazard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Hazard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hazard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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