Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Smaylwoold 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
names form a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Smaylwoold family
The surname Smaylwoold 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 Smaylwoold family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smaylwoold research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1465, 1519, 1489, 1557 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Smaylwoold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Smaylwoold 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. Smaylwoold has been spelled many different ways, including Smallwood, Smalwood, Smalewood and others.
Early Notables of the Smaylwoold 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 Smaylwoold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Smaylwoold 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 Smaylwoolds 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.