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Smedley Early Origins



The surname Smedley was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1307 when Richard de Smethley held estates.

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Smedley Spelling Variations


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Smedley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Smedley, Smedlie, Smethlie, Smethley and others.

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Smedley Early History


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Smedley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smedley research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1671, 1729 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Smedley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smedley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smedley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smedley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smedley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Baptist Smedley, who arrived in New England in 1639
  • Baptiste Smedley, who landed in Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Smedley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658

Smedley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Smedley, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

Smedley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Smedley, a brick-maker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Smedley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • CArrington Smedley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smedley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smedley (post 1700)



  • Robert Smedley (b. 1963), American former professional wrestler
  • Mason O. Smedley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1928
  • Harold Hinsdill Smedley (1893-1980), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1925-26
  • Frederic C. Smedley, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1946
  • Annette Smedley, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 14th Circuit; Elected 2012
  • Agnes Smedley (1892-1950), American journalist and writer
  • John Smedley (1803-1879), English industrialist and philanthropist
  • Oliver Smedley MC (1911-1989), English businessman and activist
  • Francis Edward Smedley (1818-1864), English novelist
  • Brigadier John Smedley, Private Secretary to TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Smedley Historic Events


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Smedley Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Rose Smedley (1862-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Smedley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smedley 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 3 June 2016 at 15:36.

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