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Smethirst Early Origins



The surname Smethirst was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Chorley, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Smethirst Spelling Variations


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Smethirst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Smethurst, Smethirst and others.

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Smethirst Early History


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Smethirst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smethirst research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smethirst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smethirst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smethirst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smethirst 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 or some of its variants were: John Smethurst who settled in Virginia in 1699; William Smethurst settled in New England in 1705; Richard, Robert, and Samuel Smethurst all arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1862..

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Alta peto
Motto Translation: Aim at high things


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Smethirst Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Smethirst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smethirst 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 7 February 2013 at 07:52.

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