Hazeltine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Hazeltine dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The parishes of Cold Hesleton (Hesleden) and Monk Hesleton (Hesleden) are in Durham. Both date back to Saxon times when they were collectively known as Heseldene c. 1050 and literally meant "valley where hazels grow." [1]

Haslingden in Lancashire dates back to 1241 when it was known as Heselingedon and meant "valley where hazels grow." [1] Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire. The surname Hazeltine 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 Hazeltine family

The surname Hazeltine was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [2] The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [3] Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

Early rolls revealed Robert de Heseldene in the Assize Rolls for Surham in 1243; Alexander de Haselinden in Kirkstal, Yorkshire in 1258; Reginald de Haselden in the Hundredorum Rolls for Warwickshire in 1275; and William de Heseldenn in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussexin in 1296. [4]

In Somerset, early records there found: William de Haseldin; and Adam Haseldene, both listed 1, Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Willelmus de Hesledyn; and Jeppe de Hesilden as both hold lands there at that time. [6]

Early History of the Hazeltine family

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Hazeltine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hazeltine have been found, including Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazeltine family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Haselden (d. 1740), English mathematician who was for some time schoolmaster at Wapping Old Stairs, and afterwards 'head-master of the Royal Academy at Portsmouth.' [7] Richard Hasleton (fl. 1595), was an English traveller who has related his travels in the very scarce 'Strange and wonderful things happened to Rd. Hasleton, borne at Braintree...
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Hazeltine Ranking

In the United States, the name Hazeltine is the 17,316th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [8]

Ireland Migration of the Hazeltine family to Ireland

Some of the Hazeltine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hazeltine migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hazeltine, or a variant listed above:

Hazeltine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hazeltine, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640 [9]
  • Robert Hazeltine, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640 [9]
Hazeltine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Hazeltine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazeltine (post 1700) +

  • William W. Hazeltine (b. 1880), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1921-23 [10]
  • Ross J. Hazeltine (b. 1922), American politician, U.S. Consul in Port Antonio, 1916-17; La Paz, 1918-19; Bahia Blanca, 1920; Lourenco Marques, 1922 [10]
  • Joyce Hazeltine, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of South Dakota, 1987- [10]
  • John W. Hazeltine (b. 1848), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Andover, 1904, 1906, 1910 [10]
  • Ira Sherwin Hazeltine (1821-1899), American politician, Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1881-83; 1876 (6th District), 1882 (13th District), 1884 (13th District) [10]
  • Abner Hazeltine (1793-1879), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1833-37; Chautauqua County Prosecuting Attorney, 1847-50; Chautauqua County Judge, 1859-63 [10]
  • David Hazeltine (b. 1958), American jazz pianist
  • Ira Sherwin Hazeltine (1821-1899), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1881-1883)
  • Matthew Emory "Matt" Hazeltine Jr. (1933-1987), American NFL football and college football linebacker, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Abner Hazeltine (1793-1879), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1833-1837)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Hazeltine Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our homes

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  8. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  9. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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