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The saga of the name Harrowsmith follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.

Harrowsmith Early Origins



The surname Harrowsmith 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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Harrowsmith Early History


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Harrowsmith Early History



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

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Harrowsmith Spelling Variations


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Harrowsmith 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 Harrowsmith were recorded, including Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.

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Harrowsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrowsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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 Harrowsmith 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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