Show ContentsHazelhurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hazelhurst surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Hazelhurst 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 Hazelhurst family

The surname Hazelhurst was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat both before and after the Norman Conquest in the year 1066.

Early History of the Hazelhurst family

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Hazelhurst Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hazelhurst include Hazelhurst, Haselhurst, Hazlehurst, Haslehurst and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazelhurst family (pre 1700)

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United States Hazelhurst migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hazelhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hazelhurst, who settled in Delaware Bay in 1685
Hazelhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Hazelhurst settled with her husband and three children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822

Canada Hazelhurst migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hazelhurst Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ada Hazelhurst, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Gladys Hazelhurst, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Laura Hazelhurst, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Percy Hazelhurst, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

New Zealand Hazelhurst 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:

Hazelhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hazelhurst, (b. 1832), aged 29, English farm labourer, from Nottingham travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazelhurst (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Hazelhurst (1760-1818), English miniature-painter, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds; he practised his art in Liverpool from 1760 to 1818 [2]

  1. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook