The name Smallpey was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the name of the great northern family of the Lords of Malpas. By prefixing Malpas with an "s" the pronunciation becomes Smallpas.
Early Origins of the Smallpey family
The surname Smallpey was first found in Cheshire
where the name is believed to be descended from the Lords of Malpas, of the great northern earls.
Early History of the Smallpey family
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Smallpey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Smallpas, Smalepais, Smallpage, Smallpiece, Smallpeice, Smallpece, Smallpace and many more.
Early Notables of the Smallpey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Smallpey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lawrence Smallpage, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Smallpass, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1750; John Smallpiece, who came to Maryland in 1671.