Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.
Early Origins of the Arrowsmithay family
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 Arrowsmithay family
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Arrowsmithay Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Arrowsmithay has been recorded under many different variations, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Early Notables of the Arrowsmithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arrowsmithay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Arrowsmithay or a variant listed above: 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..
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