The name Hazely is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in a valley noted for having many hazel trees. This name belongs 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. The surname Hazely is derived from the Old English word hæsel
and the Old Norse word hesli,
which both mean hazel, and from the Old English word hop,
which refers to a valley or a hollow between two hills.
Early Origins of the Hazely family
The surname Hazely was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hazely family
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Hazely 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 Hazely family name include Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.
Early Notables of the Hazely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hazely family to Ireland
Some of the Hazely family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hazely family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, 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 Hazely surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Heaslip, who came to Virginia in 1638.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hazely (post 1700)
- D. M. P. Hazely, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1940 (alternate) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html