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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Havel, Hall, Hayer, Hamer, Gabel, Hase, Habel, Ramel, Haver

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Hazel Family Origin

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Hazel Family Occupations

What did your Hazel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hazel. A less common occupation for the Hazel family was Farm Labourer. The most common Hazel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Hazel's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer


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.

Hazel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Hazel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hazel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hazel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hazel. For the veterans among your Hazel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hazel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hazel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hazel

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.

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