Hazelden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hazelden belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The settlement of Heselden is in Durham, while Haselden is in Sussex. Haslingden is in Lancashire, Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire. The surname Hazelden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hazelden family
The surname Hazelden was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington.  The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley."  Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.
Important Dates for the Hazelden family
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Hazelden Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hazelden include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.
Early Notables of the Hazelden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hazelden family to Ireland
Some of the Hazelden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hazelden migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Hazelden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edwin Hazelden, aged 27, a bricklayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
- Mary A. Hazelden, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
- Louisa Hazelden, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
- Emily Hazelden, aged 9 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
Contemporary Notables of the name Hazelden (post 1700)
- J. S. Hazelden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1932 
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html