Arrasmith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Arrasmith family is in the Anglo-Saxon 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.

Early Origins of the Arrasmith family

The surname Arrasmith 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 Arrasmith family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arrasmith 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 Arrasmith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arrasmith Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Arrasmith 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...
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arrasmith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Arrasmith family

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..


Contemporary Notables of the name Arrasmith (post 1700) +

  • Anne Harper Arrasmith (1946-2017), American artist and curator


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