Hazleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Hazleman family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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.[1]

Early Origins of the Hazleman family

The surname Hazleman 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. [1]

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." [2] In this case, the name is likely derived from Hasland, a township, in the parish and union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. [3]

Early History of the Hazleman family

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Hazleman Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hazleman include Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazleman family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hazleman family to Ireland

Some of the Hazleman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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New Zealand Hazleman 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:

Hazleman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Horace Hazleman, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Sarah Hazleman, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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