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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Hazel Family Origin

Where is the Hazel family from?

SHOW MORE

Hazel Family Occupations

What did your Hazel ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hazel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

In 1880, the most common Hazel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hazel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hazel family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hazel.

Source: Census data for Hazel | Data not to scale

Hazel Historical Records

What Hazel family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hazel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hazel

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Hazel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hazel lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hazel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Hazel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hazel in 1944 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hazel

Famous Hazel Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name