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Smallpiece is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the name of the great northern family of the Lords of Malpas. The name first became Smalpas and further changed over time.

Smallpiece Early Origins



The surname Smallpiece 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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Smallpiece Spelling Variations


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Smallpiece Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Smallpiece have been found, including Smallpas, Smalepais, Smallpage, Smallpiece, Smallpeice, Smallpece, Smallpace and many more.

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Smallpiece Early History


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Smallpiece Early History



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

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Smallpiece Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smallpiece Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Smallpiece were among those contributors:

Smallpiece Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Smallpiece, who came to Maryland in 1671
  • John Smallpiece, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smallpiece (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smallpiece (post 1700)



  • Sir Basil Smallpiece, KCVO, Chartered Accountant, Chairman, Associated Container Transportation (Australia)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. 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.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Smallpiece Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smallpiece 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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