The name Smallpwode is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the township of Smallwood in the parish of Astbury in the county of Cheshire
names form a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Smallpwode family
The surname Smallpwode was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
, at Smallwood, in the parish of Astbury, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Smallpwode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smallpwode research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1465, 1519, 1489, 1557 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Smallpwode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Smallpwode Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Smallpwode family name include Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.
Early Notables of the Smallpwode family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Smallwood (1465-1519), English father of John Smallwood (1489-1557), who changed his name to John Winchcombe II and had the nickname
Jack O'Newbury; he was one of the... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smallpwode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Smallpwode family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Smallpwode surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Randall Smallwood, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Samwell and Martha Smallwood settled in Maryland in 1699; Randolph Smallwood settled at the Delaware River in 1685.