Hazelton Family History

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Hazelton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Hazleton in Gloucestershire, or from Hazelton Bottom in Hertfordshire, Hazelton Wood in Essex, or Hesselton in North Yorkshire. All are named from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + denu ‘valley’. (The first element of Hesselton may be influenced by Old Norse hesli.) It is possible that there are other minor places elsewhere of this name, in which the second element is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. There has been considerable confusion of this name with Haselden.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hazleton, Holton, Halton, Hazel, Elton, Hilton, Dalton, Calton

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Hazelton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hazelton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hazelton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hazelton Family Origin

Where is the Hazelton family from?

Hazelton Family Occupations

What did your Hazelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hazelton family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hazelton. The most common Hazelton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hazelton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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Hazelton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Hazelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hazelton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hazelton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hazelton. For the veterans among your Hazelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hazelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Hazelton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hazelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hazelton in 1944 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hazelton 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.

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