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The name Hazzard has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 when the culture from which this family sprang arrived on British soil. It was a name for a person who takes chances or a gambler which is derived from the Old French word hasard, which means a game of dice, played by a gambler or one who was prepared to run risks. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. "The orthography was originally Hasssart, and the extinct dukes of Charante [Normandy] were of the same family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hazzard Early Origins



The surname Hazzard was first found in Gloucestershire where "soon after the Conquest a branch settled." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Hazzard Spelling Variations


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Hazzard Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Hazard, Hasard, Hassard and others.

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Hazzard Early History


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Hazzard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazzard research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazzard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hazzard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hazzard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hazzard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hazzard In Ireland


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Hazzard In Ireland



Some of the Hazzard 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hazzard or a variant listed above:

Hazzard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Hazzard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S Hazzard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J T Hazzard, who arrived in San Francisoo, California in 1851

Hazzard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William H. Hazzard arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Charles Hazzard, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazzard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hazzard (post 1700)



  • John C. Hazzard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1944, 1948 (alternate); Delaware Democratic State Chair, 1945; Member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1954
  • James D. Hazzard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 91st District, 1970
  • J. D. Hazzard, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1912
  • David Hazzard (1781-1864), American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Delaware, 1839 (Convention Vice-President)
  • Daniel Hazzard, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1823
  • David Hazzard (1781-1864), American merchant and politician from Milton, in Sussex County, Delaware
  • Walt Hazzard (b. 1942), US former college, Olympic, and professional basketball player
  • Tony Hazzard (b. 1943), English singer and songwriter
  • Jack E Hazzard (1888-1935), writer
  • Shirley Hazzard, Australian author
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hazzard Historic Events


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Hazzard Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Herbert E Hazzard, British Leading Cook from Queen Charlton, Compton Dando, Somerset England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Hazzard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hazzard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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