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.
in 1066 A.D.
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.
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.
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 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