Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.
Early Origins of the Harowsmythe 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 Harowsmythe family
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Harowsmythe Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harowsmythe has been spelled many different ways, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.
Early Notables of the Harowsmythe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harowsmythe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Harowsmythes to arrive in 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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