The ancestry of the name Arrismith can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.
Early Origins of the Arrismith family
The surname Arrismith 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 Arrismith family
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Arrismith Spelling Variations
Arrismith has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Arrismith have been found, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Early Notables of the Arrismith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arrismith family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Arrismiths to arrive on North American shores: 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..