Hazlewood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hazlewood has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Hazelwood, a township, in the parish of Duffield, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree in Derbyshire. [1] This place name dates back to 1306 when it was known as Haselwode and literally meant "hazel wood." [2]

Hazlewood is also a district in the parish of Tadcaster, Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "Hazlewood Hall, a fine old mansion, is pleasantly seated on a lofty eminence, commanding very extensive views; and near it is a Roman Catholic chapel with two painted windows, and having several handsome monuments to the Vavasours." [1]

Early Origins of the Hazlewood family

The surname Hazlewood was first found in Yorkshire where Ernald de Heselwude was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1191. Years later, John Haselwod was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1332. [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Ricardus de Hesilwode; Robertus de Heselwode; and John Hesilwode as all holding lands there at that time. [4]

Early History of the Hazlewood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazlewood research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1380 and 1320 are included under the topic Early Hazlewood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hazlewood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hazlewood have been found, including Haslewood, Haselwood, Hazlewood, Hazelwood and others.

Early Notables of the Hazlewood family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Haselwood ( fl. 1380), English historian, a canon regular at the monastery of Leeds in Kent, where he was employed as a schoolmaster. "Bale, on the authority of William Botoner or William of Worcester, asserts that he lived about 1320, but Weever in his ‘Funerall Monuments’ quotes from Haselwood...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazlewood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hazlewood migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hazlewood, or a variant listed above:

Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hazlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [5]
  • Bryan Hazlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [5]
  • William Hazlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [5]
  • George Hazlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1683 [5]
Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. J. Hazlewood, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1895
Hazlewood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Hazlewood, aged 31, who landed in America from Devonfort, in 1906
  • Alfred Hazlewood, aged 29, who landed in America from Workington, Scotland, in 1907
  • Walter Hazlewood, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Lilian Mary Hazlewood, aged 24, who landed in America from Tottenham, England, in 1907
  • Sydney Ed Hazlewood, aged 22, who landed in America from Brixham, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hazlewood (post 1700) +

  • Lee Hazlewood (1819-1887), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1881 [6]
  • Grady Hazlewood, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1950 [6]
  • Rebecca Hazlewood, American actress, known for Outsourced (2010), Equals (2015) and Teacher in a Box (2014)
  • Barton Lee Hazlewood (b. 1929), American country singer, songwriter, and record producer perhaps most famous for writing the Nancy Sinatra hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
  • Colin Henry Hazlewood (1823-1875), English dramatic author who became a low comedian on the Lincoln, York, and western circuits [7]
  • Charles Hazlewood, English conductor who conducts many of the great orchestras in the UK and around the world
  • Geoffrey Hazlewood, Professor of Biochemistry


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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