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The ancient history of the Smayllwoode name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided 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.

Smayllwoode Early Origins



The surname Smayllwoode 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.

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Smayllwoode Spelling Variations


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Smayllwoode Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Smayllwoode include Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.

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Smayllwoode Early History


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Smayllwoode Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smayllwoode research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1465, 1519, 1489, 1557 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Smayllwoode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smayllwoode Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smayllwoode Early Notables (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 Smayllwoode 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Smayllwoode or a variant listed above: 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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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Smayllwoode Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smayllwoode 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 14 June 2013 at 08:43.

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