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Smethurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Smethurst family


The surname Smethurst 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.

Early History of the Smethurst family


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Smethurst Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Smethurst family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Smethurst family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Smethurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Smethurst who settled in Virginia in 1699

Smethurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Smethurst, who settled in New England in 1705

Smethurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard, Robert, and Samuel Smethurst all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1862

Smethurst Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert J. Smethurst, aged 26, who landed in America from Ashton on Mersly, in 1905
  • Charles E. Smethurst, aged 8, who landed in America from Chorlton, England, in 1909
  • Charles E. Smethurst, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Egremont, England, in 1909
  • George Smethurst, aged 18, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1909
  • Frank Smethurst, aged 22, who landed in America from Bury, England, in 1910
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Smethurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Smethurst, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Smethurst (post 1700)


  • Arthur M. Smethurst, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adam Smethurst, English actor and writer
  • Allan Smethurst (1927-2000), English singer, aka The Singing Postman
  • Michael Smethurst (b. 1976), English cricketer
  • N.R. Smethurst, Australian officer-in-charge at Wilkes Station in 1961, eponym of Mount Smethurst, Antarctica
  • Justine Smethurst (b. 1987), Australian bronze medalist softball player at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Derek Smethurst (b. 1947), retired South African footballer
  • Stuart Smethurst, Director of Polytechnic
  • Jack Smethurst (b. 1932), British TV and film comic actor

Historic Events for the Smethurst family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harold Smethurst, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Alice Ann Smethurst, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Smethurst 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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Citations


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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