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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.

Arrowsmith Early Origins



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.

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Arrowsmith Spelling Variations


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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.

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Arrowsmith Early History


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Arrowsmith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arrowsmith research. Another 161 words (12 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.

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Arrowsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arrowsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arrowsmith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 settled in Virginia in 1670

Arrowsmith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

Arrowsmith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Arrowsmith 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 landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arrowsmith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arrowsmith (post 1700)



  • Philip Heller Arrowsmith, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Florence County, 1927-30
  • James Wilson Arrowsmith (1816-1901), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1860-61, 1870
  • 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)
  • 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.)

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Arrowsmith Historic Events


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Arrowsmith Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. C Arrowsmith, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Arrowsmith Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Arrowsmith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arrowsmith Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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