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Arrowsmith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Arrowsmith is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.

Early Origins of the Arrowsmith family


The surname Arrowsmith 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 Arrowsmith family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arrowsmith research.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1628, 1602 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Arrowsmith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arrowsmith Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Arrowsmith are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Arrowsmith include: Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.

Early Notables of the Arrowsmith family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Arrowsmith family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Arrowsmith or a variant listed above:

Arrowsmith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Arrowsmith, who settled in Virginia in 1670

Arrowsmith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Arrowsmith who settled in America in 1718
  • John Arrowsmith, who settled in America in 1734
  • Martha Arrowsmith, who landed in America in 1737

Arrowsmith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Arrowsmith, who settled in Savanna, Georgia in 1865

Arrowsmith Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Arrowsmith, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Arrowsmith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H G Arrowsmith, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Arrowsmith (post 1700)


  • Alex Arrowsmith (b. 1982), American rock/pop musician from Portland, Oregon
  • William Ayres Arrowsmith (1924-1992), American classicist, academic, and translator
  • Brigadier-General John Caraway Arrowsmith (1894-1985), American Commanding Officer, 45th Engineers Regiment (1942-1944) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) John Arrowsmith. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Arrowsmith/John_Caraway/USA.html
  • Philip Heller Arrowsmith, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Florence County, 1927-30 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Wilson Arrowsmith (1816-1901), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1860-61, 1870 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Thomas Arrowsmith (1887-1950), English footballer from Staveley, North Yorkshire
  • Robert Arrowsmith (b. 1952), English former cricketer who played 43 first-class matches
  • Alf Arrowsmith (1942-2005), English footballer
  • Arthur Arrowsmith (1869-1954), English footballer
  • Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823), English cartographer, eponym of Mount Arrowsmith, the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island, Canada
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Arrowsmith family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. C Arrowsmith, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) John Arrowsmith. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Arrowsmith/John_Caraway/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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