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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)


Smalley Early Origins



The surname Smalley 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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Smalley Spelling Variations


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Smalley Spelling Variations



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

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Smalley Early History


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Smalley Early History



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

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Smalley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smalley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smalley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Smalley, who settled in Massachusetts in 1632
  • John Smalley, who landed in New England in 1644

Smalley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E, Smalley Jr., who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Smalley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Giles Smalley, who came to 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
  • Edgar Smalley, aged 33, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1910
  • Ethel Smalley, aged 31, who settled in America from Beckenham, 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 [3]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smalley (post 1700)


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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
  • David D. Smalley, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1872-73
  • 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
  • Carolyn W. Smalley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972
  • 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
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  3. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Smalley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smalley 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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