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Hazlett Family History

Hazlett Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a hazel copse, Old English hæslett (a derivative of hæsel ‘hazel’). habitational name from Hazelhead or Hazlehead in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, derived from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + heafod ‘head’, here in the sense of ‘hill’; also a topographic name of similar etymological origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hackett, Hazleton, Hamlett, Hanley, Hargett, Pallett, Hassett, Halle

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Where is the Hazlett family from?

You can see how Hazlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hazlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hazlett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 37 Hazlett families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Hazlett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hazlett families in 1911.
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What did your Hazlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hazlett. 39% of Hazlett men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Engineer
    16%
  • Blacksmith
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Hazlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hazlett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hazlett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hazlett. For the veterans among your Hazlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hazlett lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hazlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hazlett in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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