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Smalwod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Smalwod begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the township of Smallwood in the parish of Astbury in the county of Cheshire. Habitation names form a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Smalwod family

The surname Smalwod was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat, at Smallwood, in the parish of Astbury, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Smalwod family

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Smalwod Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Smalwod has undergone many spelling variations, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.

Early Notables of the Smalwod 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...
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Migration of the Smalwod family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Smalwod were among those contributors: 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.

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