The ancestors of the name Hazelrig date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hazelrig family lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire
in the village of Hesselgreave.
Early Origins of the Hazelrig family
The surname Hazelrig was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Wotteslade. In 1280, King Edward 1st of England
also granted to this north country Clan
the Manor of Yetham Corbet. Simon de Hasilrig was progenitor of this distinguished family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
But by the late 15th century, some of the family were found at Humberstone in Leicestershire
. "The manor [of Humberstone] was granted by the Conqueror to Hugh de Grentemaisnel, and was held as part of the honour of Leicester, in 1474, by Sir William Haselrigge." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hazelrig family
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Hazelrig Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hazelrig are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hazelrig include: Haselrigg, Haselrigge, Hasselrigg, Hasselrigge, Haslerigg, Haslerigge, Hazelrigg, Hazelrigge, Hazellrigg, Hazlerigg, Hazlerigge, Hazelrig and many more.
Early Notables of the Hazelrig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hazelrig family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hazelrig or a variant listed above: Thomas Hazelrigg, who was born in 1615 in England
, and died around 1675 in Northumberland
County, Virginia (date of arrival is unknown), as well as Edward Hazelrigg, who arrived in New York State in 1822..