Hazleghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hazleghan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Haslam, in the county of Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word haesel-hamm, which simply refers to a hazel-wood farm.
Early Origins of the Hazleghan family
The surname Hazleghan was first found in Lancashire at Haslam. But of this place, we cannot find any trace today. We can find that Hugh de Haslum, de Hesellum held lands there as recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1246, but little else. 
Another source claims that Derbyshire is the home to the family. "Haslam is an old Rochdale name of the 16th century. It also occurs in Derbyshire. Several mayors and aldermen of Newark, Notts, in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries bore this name."  In this case, the name is likely derived from Hasland, a township, in the parish and union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. 
Early History of the Hazleghan family
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Hazleghan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hazleghan has been spelled many different ways, including Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Hazleghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hazleghan family to Ireland
Some of the Hazleghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Hazleghan family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hazleghans to arrive in North America: John Buckley Haslam, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1818; followed by Abraham, Francis and James Haslam in 1832; James H. Haslam settled there in 1840.