Hazelton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hazelton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once 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 Hazelton 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 Hazelton family

The surname Hazelton was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [1] The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [2] Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

Important Dates for the Hazelton family

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Hazelton Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hazelton family name include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazelton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hazelton family to Ireland

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

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hazelton surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hazelton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hazelton, who settled in New York State in 1811
  • John Hazelton, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [3]

Hazelton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hazelton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ransom Hazelton, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Miss. Dora Hazelton, aged 19 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In October 2, 1847 [4]
  • Ms. Margaret Hazelton, aged 20 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on September 28th, 1847 [4]

Hazelton 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:

Hazelton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hazelton, (b. 1847), aged 28, Irish farm labourer from County Tyrone travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [5]
  • Mrs. Annie Hazelton, (b. 1845), aged 30, Irish settler from County Tyrone travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [5]
  • Miss Jane Hazelton, (b. 1872), aged 3, Irish settler from County Tyrone travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [5]
  • Miss Annie Hazelton, (b. 1874), aged 10 months, Irish settler from County Tyrone travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875, she died on board [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazelton (post 1700)

  • Robert G. III Hazelton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifteenth Essex District, 2002 [6]
  • Porter Hazelton, American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1859-60 [6]
  • John Wright Hazelton (1814-1878), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856, 1868 ; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1871-75 [6]
  • Philip A. Hazelton, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Hebron, 1956 [6]
  • Homer W. Hazelton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Macomb County 2nd District, 1952; Republican Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1954 (primary, 11th District), 1956 (11th District), 1960 (11th District), 1964 (27th District) [6]
  • Harry Hazelton, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Montana, 1908 [6]
  • Gerry Whiting Hazelton (1829-1920), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1861-62; Columbia County District Attorney, 1865; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1871-75; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1876-85 [6]
  • George W. Hazelton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1862 [6]
  • George H. Hazelton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1848 [6]
  • George Cochrane Hazelton (1832-1922), American Republican politician, Grant County Prosecuting Attorney; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1867; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1877-83 [6]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hazelton family

Flight TWA 800
  • Mrs. Sandra M. Hazelton (d. 1996), from Beachwood, Ohio, USA, American passenger traveling with Katrina M. Rose flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
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