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Smethley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Smethley family


The surname Smethley 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.

Early History of the Smethley family


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Smethley Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Smethley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Smethley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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