Smithwick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Smithwick family

The surname Smithwick was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Smethwick, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Smithwick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smithwick research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Smithwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Smithwick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Smethwick, Smithwick, Smithick and others.

Early Notables of the Smithwick family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Smithwick family to Ireland

Some of the Smithwick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Smithwick migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smithwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Smithwick, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • William Smithwick, who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his servants
Smithwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Smithwick, who settled in New York State in 1850
  • J E Smithwick, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • James C Smithwick, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856 [1]
  • J P Smithwick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]

Smithwick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Smithwick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Smithwick, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Contemporary Notables of the name Smithwick (post 1700)

  • William F. Smithwick (1882-1945), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1915-16; Defeated, 1916 [2]
  • John Harris Smithwick (1872-1948), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1912; U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1919-27 [2]
  • John H. Smithwick (1872-1948), American politician, U.S. Representative from Florida
  • Hugh Smithwick (1918-1990), American football player and head college football coach for the Portland State Vikings (1959-1961)
  • John Smithwick, Irish brew master, founder of Smithwick's in 1710, originally brewed in St. Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny; Ireland's oldest operating brewery
  • Jan Smithwick (b. 1952), Australian basketball player at the 1979 World Championship
  • Frederick Falkiner Standish Smithwick (1879-1962), Irish rugby international player who won two caps in 1898
  • Emma Smithwick, Irish television producer for the BBC, series producer of Hollyoaks (2011-2012)
  • Thomas Smithwick Gettys (1912-2003), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1964-74 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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