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Hazledine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Hazledine is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hazledine family once 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 Hazledine 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 Hazledine family


The surname Hazledine was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

Early History of the Hazledine family


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Hazledine 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 Hazledine family name include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazledine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hazledine family to Ireland


Some of the Hazledine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hazledine family to the New World and Oceana


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 Hazledine surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hazledine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hazledine, who settled in New England in 1775

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazledine (post 1700)


  • William Hazledine (1763-1840), English Ironmaster and structural engineer, known for his bridges Bonar Bridge, Menai Suspension Bridge, Mythe Bridge, Aldford Iron Bridge and many more

The Hazledine 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


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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)

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