Athersmork History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Athersmork 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.
Early Origins of the Athersmork family
The surname Athersmork 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 Athersmork family
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Athersmork 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 Athersmork 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 Athersmork include: Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Early Notables of the Athersmork family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Saint Edmund Arrowsmith SJ (1585-1628), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales of the Roman Catholic Church. "Sometimes known as Bradshaw and Rigby, [he] was born in 1585 at Haddock, in the parish of Winwick, near Warrington, Lancashire. His father was Robert Arrowsmith, a yeoman, and his mother Margery was a lady of the ancient family of Gerard. Both his...
Migration of the Athersmork family
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 Athersmork 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..