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The name Hazel arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hazel family lived in Cheshire. This name however, is a topographical reference indicating that the original bearer lived in close proximity to a hazel tree or grove.

Hazel Early Origins



The surname Hazel was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. They were descended from Halsewell or De Halsewell from Normandy.

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Hazel Spelling Variations


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Hazel Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Halsewell, Halswell, Harsewell, Harswell, Hazel, Hazell, Hassal, Hassel, Hassall and many more.

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Hazel Early History


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Hazel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazel research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1628 is included under the topic Early Hazel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hazel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hazel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hazel Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hazel or a variant listed above were:

Hazel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Hazel settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • Frank Hazel, aged 40, arrived in Mobik, Ala in 1872
  • H. J. Hazel, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Annie Hazel, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Frances Hazel, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1896

Hazel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Geo. Hazel, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Norwich, in 1904
  • Charles Hazel, aged 27, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1907
  • Christopher Hazel, aged 19, who landed in America from Bantry, Ireland, in 1907
  • Edwin Hazel, aged 47, who settled in America from Homdale, Englamd, in 1910
  • Ann Eliza Hazel, aged 62, who settled in America from Norbury, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hazel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Edward Hazel U.E. who settled in Western District [The townships of Essex County and Kent County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Detroit Volunteers for the Indian Department [1]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

Hazel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hazel, aged 36, a wheelwright, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Mary Ann Hazel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazel (post 1700)



  • Homer "Pop" Hazel (1895-1968), American football, basketball, and baseball player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1951)
  • Lowell Christopher "Chris" Hazel (b. 1965), American attorney, Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Arthur "Monk" Hazel (1903-1968), American jazz drummer
  • Edward Earl "Eddie" Hazel (1950-1992), American guitarist, posthumous inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • John R. Hazel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900
  • James Henry Hazel, American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1929-33; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1936
  • Ian Hazel (b. 1967), English former professional footballer
  • Elizabeth Hazel (b. 1974), English bronze medalist backstroke swimmer at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Louise Victoria Hazel (b. 1985), English gold medalist Heptathlon athlete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • John Raymond Hazel (1860-1951), United States jurist and politician
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Hazel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hazel 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.

This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 14:41.

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