Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) Azure two bars agent on a chief or, three escallops gules. Crest—An escallop gules.
2) Azure a garb or. Crest—On the top of an anchor in the sea, a dove holding in the beak an olive branch all proper.
Choose the design you like best, just your ancestors did when they painted these symbols on the shields they carried into battle and displayed in their homes. These coats of arms are real, historical works of art/culture dating back as far as 1100AD. Most of these designs were compiled and documented by genealogists and heraldists in large books published in the nineteenth century. These arms were owned by individuals who bore your surname, and were passed down through the generations from father to son, earning the monicker "family crest".
It is an interesting and readable surname which is associated with Ancient French, and a great example of the association of European surnames that slightly developed from the regular use of nick names. These nicknames were authentically given with relation to a profession, and different type of particular qualities consisting of physical attributes or individuality, spiritual and ethical values, and habits of dress and behavior. The foundation, in this example, is associated with the Ancient French and Middle English – “hazard,” which means “gaming or game of chance,” utilized to represent a typical player, or a bold man planning to launch a sensitive business. The surname is first represented in the second part of the 12th Century, and other previous examples are Geoffrey Hasard, listed in the 1185 soldiers Templars’ Lists of Lincolnshire, and Walter Hassard (Kent, 1197). In the new era, the name is spelled in different forms like Hazard, Hassard, Haszard and Assard. In 1585, Robarte Hazard and Anne Holmes married at St. Vedast, Foster Lane, London, and in July 1693, Pierre Hazard married Marie Drouin at Moivrons, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. John Hazard, a first traveler in the New World, listed on a “Schedules of the Living at Elizabeth Cittie, Virginia,” in February 1623.
More common variations of this surname are: Hazzard, Hazarde, Hazardo, Hazaard, Heazard, Hazrd, Hazouard, Hazzarrd, Hazzarad, Hazzaard.
The name Hazard firstly originated in Gloucestershire where “soon after the invasion a branch settled”.
The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Hugo Hasard, which was dated 1170, in the “Pipe Rolls of Hampshire.” It was during the time of King Henry II, who was known to be the “The Builder of Churches,” dated 1154 – 1189.
Individuals with the surname Hazard settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in the United States in the 17th century included John and Joane Hazard settled in Virginia in 1618. Ione Hazard arrived in Virginia in 1623. Thomas Hazard landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635. Sarah Hazard settled in Virginia in 1654. Edward Hazard, who came to Maryland in 1664.
Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in the United States in the 18th century included James Hazard at the age of 33, arrived in New York in 1719. Richard Hazard settled in Virginia in 1732.
Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Patrick Hazard arrived in America in 1801. Patrick and Richard Hazard came to Philadelphia in 1813 and 1838 respectively. Edward Charlamun Hazard landed in Mississippi in 1833.
Individuals with the surname Hazard settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in the 18th and 19th. Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Mr. Thomas Hazard U.E. born in Rhode Island, the USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick about 1784.
Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in Canada in the 19th century included Joseph Hazard landed in Canada in 1831.
Some of the individuals with the name Hazard who settled in Australia in the 19th century included Jason Hazard at the age of 23, who was a laborer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship “Agincourt.”
Some of the people with the name Hazard who settled in New Zealand in the 19th century included Ann Hazard arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship “Blue Jacket” in 1865. Mary Hazard arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Woodlark” in 1873. William C. Hazard, at the age of 24 arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Strathnaver” in 1874.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Hazard: United States 5,289; England 570; Belgium 297; Guatemala 246; Chile 225; Malaysia 152; Australia 201; Canada 203; France 2,376; Germany 269.
Manny Hazard was an American football player.
Micky Hazard (born 1960), is an English football player.
Nathaniel Hazard (1776–1820), was an American politician from Rhode Island.
Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), was an American marine officer.
Paul Hazard is a French professor.
Richard Hazard (1921–2000), was an American author.
Robert Hazard (1948–2008), was an American singer.
Roberta L. Hazard was an administrator in the American Navy.
Thierry Hazard (born 1962), is a French musician.
The two main devices (symbols) in the Hazard blazon are the garb and escallop. The two main tinctures (colors) are azure and argent.
The bright, strong blue color in Heraldry is known in English as azure, and similarly in other European languages – azul in Spanish, azurro in Italian and azur in French. The word has its roots in the Arabic word lazura, also the source of the name of the precious stone lapis lazuli 1A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure. Despite this, those heralds who liked to associate colours with jewels chose instead to describe blue as Sapphire. According to Wade, the use of this colour symbolises “Loyalty and Truth” 2The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36.
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 3Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 4A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.
Europe in the middle ages was still a largely agrarian society, and the wealth of the nobility resided in their estates and land. Since most people still lived and worked on the land they would find farm implements instantly recognisable, (an important feature for a coat of arms), even if they seem obscure to us today. 5Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 86 The garb for example is an ancient word for wheatsheaf, something now more frequently seen in Inn signs than in the field! 6A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Garbe
The escallopoccurs often in arms, represented as the outside of the shell, sometimes “fluted” of a different colour 7A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Escallop. It has been part of heraldic tradition almost from the beginning of the art, Henry III of England awarded Gules, 3 escallopes argent to Herbert de CHAMBERLEYNE in the 13th century, and it is present in the heraldry of almost all countries 8A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P299. It is believed that they were adopted as badges of those going to the Holy Land and can be found in the arms of many a crusading family. Hence Wade’s suggested association of the scallop with those that “complete long journeys to far countries” 9The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P91.
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|1.||↑||A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure|
|2.||↑||The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36|
|3.||↑||Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53|
|4.||↑||A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11|
|5.||↑||Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 86|
|6.||↑||A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Garbe|
|7.||↑||A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Escallop|
|8.||↑||A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P299|
|9.||↑||The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P91|