The lineage of the name Heazlewood begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Hazelwood in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Heazlewood family
The surname Heazlewood was first found in Salop where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Heazlewood family
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Heazlewood Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Heazlewood has undergone many spelling variations
, including Haslewood, Haselwood, Hazlewood, Hazelwood and others.
Early Notables of the Heazlewood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heazlewood family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Heazlewood were among those contributors: Elizabeth Haslewood settled in New England
in 1672; Henry and Jane Haslewood settled in New England
in 1652; Walter Haslewood settled in Virginia in 1624..
Contemporary Notables of the name Heazlewood (post 1700)
- Justin Heazlewood (b. 1980), known as The Bedroom Philosopher, an Australian Australian Writers' Guild nominated songwriter, author, actor and humourist, known for Northcote: So Hungover (2010), The Ronnie Johns Half Hour (2005) and Crazy Bastards (2014)