The name Smailpige reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is based on the name of the great northern family of the Lords of Malpas.
The name first became Smalpas
and further changed over time.
Early Origins of the Smailpige family
The surname Smailpige was first found in Cheshire
where the name is believed to be descended from the Lords of Malpas, of the great northern earls.
Early History of the Smailpige family
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Smailpige Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Smailpige have been found, including Smallpas, Smalepais, Smallpage, Smallpiece, Smallpeice, Smallpece, Smallpace and many more.
Early Notables of the Smailpige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Smailpige family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Smailpige were among those contributors: Lawrence Smallpage, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Smallpass, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1750; John Smallpiece, who came to Maryland in 1671.