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
, 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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Migration of the Hazelhurst family to the New World and Oceana
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
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