Early Origins of the Hazlitt family
The surname Hazlitt 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 Hazlitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazlitt research.Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1333, 1455, 1487, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Hazlitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hazlitt Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hazlitt are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hazlitt 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 Hazlitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hazlitt family to Ireland
Some of the Hazlitt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 270 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hazlitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hazlitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Hazlitt, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Hazlitt (post 1700)
- Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), libertarian philosopher, economist, and journalist
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830), English writer
- William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), English bibliographer
- Gerry Hazlitt (1888-1915), Australian cricketer
- Charles Hazlitt Cahan PC, KC (1861-1944), Canadian lawyer, newspaper editor, businessman, and provincial and federal politician
- Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham VC & Bar (1908-1994), New Zealand soldier who won the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War CITATION[CLOSE]
World War 2 Awards.com - UPHAM, Charles. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Charles Upham. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/173
The Hazlitt 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.