Hazzord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hazzord family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Hazzord name reveals that an early member was 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]

Early Origins of the Hazzord family

The surname Hazzord was first found in Gloucestershire where "soon after the Conquest a branch settled." [1]

Important Dates for the Hazzord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hazzord research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hazzord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hazzord Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hazzord family name include Hazard, Hasard, Hassard and others.

Early Notables of the Hazzord family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hazzord family to Ireland

Some of the Hazzord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 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 Hazzord family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hazzord family to immigrate North America: John and Joane Hazard settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the "Mayflower"; Sarah Hazard settled in Virginia in 1654; Richard Hazard settled in Virginia in 1732.

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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.
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