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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Smailplwude is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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.

Smailplwude Early Origins



The surname Smailplwude 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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Smailplwude Early History


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Smailplwude Early History



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

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Smailplwude Spelling Variations


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Smailplwude Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Smailplwude has been spelled many different ways, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.

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Smailplwude Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smailplwude 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 Smailplwude Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Smailplwudes to arrive in North America: 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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