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Smalley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Smalley 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)


Early Origins of the Smalley family


The surname Smalley was first found in Derbyshire at Smalley, a chapelry, in the parish of Morley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

However, early 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 Willelmus Smale was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, and in 1468, Thomas Smale was listed as rector of Lerling in Norfolk. [3]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)

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the Scottish connection to the name. "A deed of 1283 runs in the name of 'Oliverus et Ricardus Smally prepositi et ceteri prepositi ac cives Glasguenses congregati in placitis burgi que tenebantur apud Glasgu.' " [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
At about the same time, Ricardus Smaley witnessed a sale of land in Glasgow, c. 1280-1290.


Early History of the Smalley family


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Smalley Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Smalley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Smalley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smalley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Smalley, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1632 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Smalley, who landed in New England in 1644 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Smalley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E, Smalley Jr., who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Smalley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Giles Smalley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1875
  • Luke Smalley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
  • B. B. Smalley, aged 60, who emigrated to America from Southampton, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Smalley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Smalley, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Cheedle, Cheshire, in 1906
  • Ethel Smalley, aged 31, who settled in America from Beckenham, England, in 1910
  • Edgar Smalley, aged 33, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1910
  • Clara Smalley, aged 68, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1920
  • Arthur Smalley, aged 69, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Smalley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alice Smalley, aged 36, who settled in Calgary, Canada, in 1913
  • Ethel Smalley, aged 10, who settled in Calgary, Canada, in 1913

Smalley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Smalley, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Contemporary Notables of the name Smalley (post 1700)


  • Dr. Gary Smalley (1940-2016), American family counselor, president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center
  • Richard Smalley (1943-2005), American Professor of Physics and Astronomy, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry(1996)
  • Wendell Phillips Smalley (1875-1939), American silent film director and actor
  • Kyle E. Smalley, American amateur astronomer, eponym of the asteroid 36445 Smalley
  • Anthony A. Smalley (1836-1894), American ensign in the United States Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of USS Smalley (DD-565)
  • Dayton Burleigh Smalley (1878-1958), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1937-39; Member of Vermont State Senate, 1941 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David D. Smalley, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1872-73 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Allen Smalley (1809-1877), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State Senate, 1843-44; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1852, 1856; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1853-57 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carolyn W. Smalley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bradley Barlow Smalley (1835-1909), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Burlington, 1874, 1878; Member of Democratic National Committee from Vermont, 1876 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Smalley family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Jack G. Smalley, American Seaman First Class from Ohio, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking

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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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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