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The name Smail was derived from the Old English word "smael" and the Middle English word "smel" which both mean "small, slender, thin" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Smail Early Origins



The surname Smail was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, but records of the name are scattered throughout England: William Smale was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcester in 1275; Alexander le Smele was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1221; and William le Smale was listed in 1294. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following entries: Robert le Small in Huntingdon; and Henry Smale in Cambridgeshire. Later in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, Willelmus Samle was listed and in 1468, Thomas Smale was listed as rector of Lerling in Norfolk. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Smail Spelling Variations


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Smail Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Smale, Smail, Smalley, Smaley and others.

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Smail Early History


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Smail Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smail research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1440 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Smail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smail Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smail Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smail 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smail Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William J. Smail, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Mrs. Henry Smail, aged 36, who arrived in America from Kent, in 1896

Smail Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Smail, aged 50, who arrived in America from London, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Smail, aged 39, who arrived in America from Galashiels, Scotland, in 1907
  • James C. Smail, aged 27, who arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • William Smail, aged 23, who arrived in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1911
  • Isabella Smail, aged 26, who arrived in America from Birkenhead, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smail (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smail (post 1700)



  • Thomas "Tom" Allan Smail (1928-2012), Scottish theologian
  • David Smail (b. 1938), British clinical psychologist
  • Douglas Dean Smail (b. 1957), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey left winger from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • David Smail (b. 1970), New Zealand professional golfer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Smail Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smail 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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