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The name Smale 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)


Smale Early Origins



The surname Smale 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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Smale Spelling Variations


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Smale Spelling Variations



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

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Smale Early History


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Smale Early History



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

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Smale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smale 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:

Smale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugo Smale, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Hugo Smale, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • John Smale who settled in New England in 1635
  • John Smale, who arrived in America in 1635
  • Geoffrey Smale, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Smale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Smale, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846

Smale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Smale landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1838
  • David George Smale landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Jethro Smale, aged 26, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Fanny Smale, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Richard Smale, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smale (post 1700)



  • William A. Smale, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nassau, 1926; Montreal, 1927; U.S. Consul in Montreal, 1929; Ensenada, 1932-38; Belfast, 1948-49
  • Hugh Smale (1922-1994), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 12th District, 1959-62; Defeated in primary, 1962, 1964
  • Steven Smale (b. 1930), American mathematician awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Wolf Prize in 2006/07
  • Ken Smale (b. 1933), former Australian rules footballer
  • Alison Smale, British journalist and Executive Editor of the International Herald Tribune

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Smale Historic Events


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Smale Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Samuel Smale, British Mechanician, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Smale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smale 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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