Show ContentsHazlerigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Hazlerigg family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hazlerigg comes from when the family lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the village of Hesselgreave.

Early Origins of the Hazlerigg family

The surname Hazlerigg was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wotteslade. In 1280, King Edward 1st of England also granted to this north country Clan the Manor of Yetham Corbet. Simon de Hasilrig was progenitor of this distinguished family. [1]

But by the late 15th century, some of the family were found at Humberstone in Leicestershire. "The manor [of Humberstone] was granted by the Conqueror to Hugh de Grentemaisnel, and was held as part of the honour of Leicester, in 1474, by Sir William Haselrigge." [2]

Early History of the Hazlerigg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazlerigg research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1661, 1629 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Hazlerigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hazlerigg Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hazlerigg has appeared include Haselrigg, Haselrigge, Hasselrigg, Hasselrigge, Haslerigg, Haslerigge, Hazelrigg, Hazelrigge, Hazellrigg, Hazlerigg, Hazlerigge, Hazelrig and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazlerigg family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Arthur Haselrig or Hesilrige (d. 1661), statesman, was eldest son of Sir Thomas Hesilrige, bart., of Noseley, Leicestershire, and Frances, daughter of William Gorges of Alderton, Northamptonshire. "His father died in 1629, and...
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United States Hazlerigg migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hazlerigg arrived in North America very early:

Hazlerigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas H. Hazlerigg, aged 66, who immigrated to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazlerigg (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Grey Hazlerigg (b. 1951), 3rd Baron Hazlerigg
  • Sir Arthur Grey Hazlerigg (1878-1949), 1st Baron Hazlerigg, British peer
  • David Hazlerigg Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen
  • Sir Arthur Grey Hazlerigg MC (1910-2002), 2nd Baron Hazlerigg, a British peer, cricketer, soldier and chartered surveyor, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire (1925 to 1949)

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook