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Smethurst Early Origins



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.

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Smethurst Spelling Variations


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Smethurst Spelling Variations



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

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Smethurst Early History


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Smethurst Early History



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

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Smethurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smethurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smethurst 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:

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 settled in New England in 1705

Smethurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard, Robert, and Samuel Smethurst all 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smethurst (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Smethurst Historic Events


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Smethurst Historic Events




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
  • Mrs. Alice Ann Smethurst, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Smethurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smethurst 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.

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