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.
Early Origins of the Arrowsmork family
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.
Early History of the Arrowsmork family
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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.
Early Notables of the Arrowsmork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arrowsmork family to the New World and Oceana
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..