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The many generations and branches of the Arrowsmork family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.

Arrowsmork Early Origins



The surname Arrowsmork 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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Arrowsmork Spelling Variations


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Arrowsmork Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Arrowsmork were recorded, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.

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Arrowsmork Early History


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Arrowsmork Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arrowsmork research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1628, 1602 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Arrowsmork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arrowsmork Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arrowsmork Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Arrowsmork family emigrate to North America: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Arrowsmork Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arrowsmork 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 July 2013 at 09:44.

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