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The name Smallpeace came to England with the ancestors of the Smallpeace family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the name of the great northern family of the Lords of Malpas. The name first became Smalpas and further changed over time.

Smallpeace Early Origins



The surname Smallpeace was first found in Cheshire where the name is believed to be descended from the Lords of Malpas, of the great northern earls.

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Smallpeace Spelling Variations


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Smallpeace Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Smallpas, Smalepais, Smallpage, Smallpiece, Smallpeice, Smallpece, Smallpace and many more.

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Smallpeace Early History


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Smallpeace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smallpeace research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1622 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Smallpeace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smallpeace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smallpeace Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smallpeace Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Smallpeace name or one of its variants:

Smallpeace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Smallpeace, who arrived in Maryland in 1724

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Smallpeace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smallpeace 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2014 at 13:38.

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