Show ContentsHazlehurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Hazlehurst comes from when the family resided in one of the settlements called Hazelhurst in Lancashire, Surrey, or Sussex, or near any woodland noted for its hazel trees. Thus, the surname Hazlehurst belongs to both the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and 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.

Early Origins of the Hazlehurst family

The surname Hazlehurst was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat both before and after the Norman Conquest in the year 1066.

Early History of the Hazlehurst family

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Hazlehurst Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hazlehurst has been recorded under many different variations, including Hazelhurst, Haselhurst, Hazlehurst, Haslehurst and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazlehurst family (pre 1700)

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United States Hazlehurst migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hazlehurst or a variant listed above:

Hazlehurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hazlehurst, who arrived in New York NY in 1778 [1]

Australia Hazlehurst migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hazlehurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Hazlehurst, (b. 1815), aged 29, English farm labourer who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1892 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazlehurst (post 1700) +

  • Edward Hazlehurst (1853-1915), American architect based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Hazlehurst (1740-1821), English miniature painter
  • Thomas Hazlehurst Jr. (1816-1876), English philanthropist, so on Thomas Hazlehurst Sr., known as "the Chapel Builder" and "the Prince of the Wesleyans" for donating the funds to build twelve chapels and three schools in the area of Runcorn, Widnes
  • Thomas Hazlehurst Sr. (1779-1842), English founder of Hazlehurst & Sons, a soap making company in Runcorn, Cheshire in 1816
  • Noni Hazlehurst AM (b. 1953), born Leonie Elva Hazlehurst, an Australian film and television actress

  1. 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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook