Hazel Family History
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Hazel Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a hazelnut tree or grove, Middle English hasel, hesel, or perhaps a habitational name from a minor place named with this word such as Heazille Barton or Heazle Farm in Devon, or from Hessle in East Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, both named from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ (influenced by Old Norse hesli). French: possibly a topographic name a diminutive of Old French hase, haise ‘hedge’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press