Hazleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hazleton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The parishes of Cold Hesleton (Hesleden) and Monk Hesleton (Hesleden) are in Durham. Both date back to Saxon times when they were collectively known as Heseldene c. 1050 and literally meant "valley where hazels grow." [1]

Haslingden in Lancashire dates back to 1241 when it was known as Heselingedon and meant "valley where hazels grow." [1] Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire. The surname Hazleton 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 Hazleton family

The surname Hazleton was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [2] The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [3] Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

Early rolls revealed Robert de Heseldene in the Assize Rolls for Surham in 1243; Alexander de Haselinden in Kirkstal, Yorkshire in 1258; Reginald de Haselden in the Hundredorum Rolls for Warwickshire in 1275; and William de Heseldenn in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussexin in 1296. [4]

In Somerset, early records there found: William de Haseldin; and Adam Haseldene, both listed 1, Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Willelmus de Hesledyn; and Jeppe de Hesilden as both hold lands there at that time. [6]

Early History of the Hazleton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazleton research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1595, 1690, 1763 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Hazleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hazleton Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hazleton include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazleton family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Haselden (d. 1740), English mathematician who was for some time schoolmaster at Wapping Old Stairs, and afterwards 'head-master of the Royal Academy at Portsmouth.' [7] Richard Hasleton ( fl. 1595), was an English traveller who has related his travels in the very scarce 'Strange and wonderful things happened to Rd. Hasleton, borne at Braintree...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hazleton family to Ireland

Some of the Hazleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hazleton migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hazleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Symon Hazleton, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [8]
Hazleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Hazleton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [8]
Hazleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Hazleton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [8]
  • John Hazleton, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [8]
  • Edward Hazleton, who landed in New York, Ny in 1811 [8]
  • Thomas Hazleton, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1815 [8]

Canada Hazleton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hazleton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Margaret Hazleton, aged 45 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [9]
  • Mr. Robert Hazleton, aged 9 months who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rankin" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [9]

Australia Hazleton migration to Australia +

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

Hazleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazleton (post 1700) +

  • William C. Hazleton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Seneca County, 1874 [11]
  • Simon Hazleton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868 [11]
  • John F. Hazleton, American politician, U.S. Consul in Hamilton, 1884 [11]
  • Tamara Anne Hazleton (b. 1947), American competitive swimmer at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan
  • Lesley Hazleton (b. 1945), British-born, American writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Harper's, The Nation, and The New Republic
  • Willard Carpenter "Doc" Hazleton (1876-1941), American Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1902 season
  • Richard Hazleton (1880-1943), Irish nationalist politician of the Irish Parliamentary Party, Member of Parliament for North Galway (1906-1918)


The Hazleton 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


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  8. ^ 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)
  9. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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