Smelt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Smelt family

The surname Smelt 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire at Anderby.

Early History of the Smelt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smelt research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Smelt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Smelt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Smelt, Smellt, Smelth, Smeelt and others.

Early Notables of the Smelt family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Smelt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Smelt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smelt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jonas Smelt, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Smelt (post 1700) +

  • Dennis Smelt (b. 1750), American politician, Representative from Georgia, 1806-11 [2]
  • Leonard Smelt (1719-1800), British Captain Royal Engineers and Sub-Governor to the Prince of Wales and Prince Frederick


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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