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The family name Harrowsmyth is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a person who made arrows, or more specifically the maker of the iron tips for arrows.

Harrowsmyth Early Origins



The surname Harrowsmyth 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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Harrowsmyth Spelling Variations


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Harrowsmyth Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harrowsmyth include Arrowsmyth, Arrowsmith, Arrowsmythe, Arrowsmithe and others.

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Harrowsmyth Early History


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Harrowsmyth Early History



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

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Harrowsmyth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrowsmyth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Harrowsmyth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrowsmyth 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.

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