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Smaylewoode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Smaylewoode is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Smaylewoode family


The surname Smaylewoode 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 Smaylewoode family


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Smaylewoode Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Smaylewoode has been spelled many different ways, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.

Early Notables of the Smaylewoode 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 Smaylewoode family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Smaylewoodes to arrive in North America: 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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