Samllwoode is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the township of Smallwood in the parish of Astbury in the county of Cheshire
names form a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Samllwoode family
The surname Samllwoode was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
, at Smallwood, in the parish of Astbury, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Samllwoode family
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Samllwoode Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Samllwoode has been recorded under many different variations, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.
Early Notables of the Samllwoode family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Smallwood (1465-1519), English father of John Smallwood (1489-1557), who changed his name to John Winchcombe II and had the nickname
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Migration of the Samllwoode family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Samllwoode or a variant listed above: Randall Smallwood, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Samwell and Martha Smallwood settled in Maryland in 1699; Randolph Smallwood settled at the Delaware River in 1685.