Athersmith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Athersmith. It was a name given to someone who was a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.
Early Origins of the Athersmith family
The surname Athersmith was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Athersmith family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Athersmith research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1628, 1585, 1602, 1659, 1602, 1616, 1619, 1623 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Athersmith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Athersmith Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Athersmith have been found, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Early Notables of the Athersmith family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Saint Edmund Arrowsmith SJ (1585-1628), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales of the Roman Catholic Church. "Sometimes known as Bradshaw and Rigby, [he] was born in 1585 at Haddock, in the parish of Winwick, near Warrington, Lancashire. His father was Robert Arrowsmith, a yeoman, and his mother Margery was a lady of the ancient family of Gerard. Both his...
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Migration of the Athersmith family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Athersmith, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Elizabeth Arrowsmith who settled in America in 1718; followed by John in 1734; and Martha in 1737; Thomas Arrowsmith settled in Virginia in 1670; Daniel Arrowsmith settled in Savanna, GA. in 1865..
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