Hazlett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hazlett family

The surname Hazlett was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Hazlett family

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Hazlett Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hazlett include Hazlet, Hazlett, Hazlitt, Hasslet, Hasslett, Hazlit, Haslitt, Hezlit, Hezlitt, Hezlett, Hezlet, Heaslitt, Heaslett, Hazled, Hazelhead, Hasslitt, Aslett, Azlett, Astlett and many more.

Early Notables of the Hazlett family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hazlett family to Ireland

Some of the Hazlett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hazlett migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hazlett were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hazlett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lesley Hazlett, who landed in America in 1795 [1]
  • Henry H Hazlett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799 [1]
Hazlett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hazlett, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 [1]
  • Robert Hazlett, who arrived in Mississippi in 1841 [1]
  • James, John, and Samuel Hazlett, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

New Zealand Hazlett 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:

Hazlett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Hazlett, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Edward Hazlett, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Rebecca Hazlett, aged 23, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • E. Hazlett, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 17th March 1841 [2]
  • Mrs. Eliza Caldwell Hazlett, (b. 1857), aged 25, Scottish settler travelling from Scotland (possible Greenock) aboard the ship "Wellington" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th March 1883, heading for Invercargill [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazlett (post 1700) +

  • William H. Hazlett, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1879-82 [4]
  • William Hazlett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932 [4]
  • William Hazlett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marshall County, 1942 [4]
  • Stephen Hazlett, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Kansas City, Missouri, 1861 [4]
  • Robert Hazlett, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1905-06; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1907-10; Postmaster at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1911-14 [4]
  • Karen J. Hazlett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996 (alternate), 2000, 2004 [4]
  • James Miller Hazlett (1864-1941), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1927; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932 [4]
  • J. C. Hazlett, American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1874 [4]
  • Ida Crough Hazlett, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1920, 1922 [4]
  • Harry Hazlett, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 53rd District, 1899-1900 [4]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Hazlett 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: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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