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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 [3]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 [3]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 [3]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 setted 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
  • 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 [4]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)



  • William Winsor Smalley (1850-1916), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1907-10; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Somerset County, 1912-16
  • William Smalley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Sylvanus Smalley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1805-08; Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1808-12
  • Sherman E. Smalley, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Grant County 1st District; Elected 1902
  • Reid Smalley Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Putnam County, 1940
  • Robert M. Smalley (b. 1925), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Lesotho, 1987
  • Ralph J. Smalley (b. 1895), American Republican politician, District Judge in New Jersey; Common Pleas Court Judge in New Jersey; Chair of Somerset County Republican Party, 1945; Circuit Judge in New Jersey, 1946
  • Marguerite V. Smalley, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Whitmore Lake, Michigan, 1951-54 (acting, 1951-54)
  • N. B. Smalley, American Republican politician, Mayor of North Plainfield, New Jersey; Elected 1909
  • John D. Smalley (1859-1920), American Democrat politician, Hammond city comptroller, 1905-11; Mayor of Hammond, Indiana, 1911-18
  • ... (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. ^ 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)
  4. ^ 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. 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.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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