culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Arrasmith comes from when one of the family worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.
in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arrasmith research.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1628, 1602 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Arrasmith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Arrasmith has been spelled many different ways, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Arrasmiths to arrive in North America: 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..