A topographic surname for someone who lived near a hazel tree.
Other Word Forms of Hazel
Origin of Hazel
From Middle English, from Old English hæsel (“hazel, shrub”), from Proto-Germanic *hasalaz (“hazel”), from Proto-Indo-European *koselos (“hazel”). Cognate with Dutch hazelaar (“hazel”), German Hasel (“hazel”), Swedish hassel (“hazel”), Latin corulus, corylus (“hazel-tree, hazelwood”), Irish coll (“hazel”).
Middle English hasel from Old English hæsel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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