Type Surname (from location)
Usage English (British)
Pronounced Pron. Haze-Lit(British English) [key]
Other Forms FormsHaislett, Hazlitt, Hazelett
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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.