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The Smailewood name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the township of Smallwood in the parish of Astbury in the county of Cheshire. Habitation names form a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Smailewood Early Origins



The surname Smailewood was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat, at Smallwood, in the parish of Astbury, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Smailewood Early History


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Smailewood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smailewood research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1465, 1519, 1489, 1557 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Smailewood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smailewood Spelling Variations


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Smailewood Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Smailewood has undergone many spelling variations, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.

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Smailewood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smailewood Early Notables (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 Jack O'Newbury; he was one of the...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smailewood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Smailewood were among those contributors: 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.

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