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The ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Smillie is a nickname for a for a person noted for their smile, or happy personality. Smillie is thus, a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Smillie comes from the Old English word, smile, which means grin. Therefore, the surname Smillie would have been adopted by someone with a distinct smile, or grin.

Smillie Early Origins



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

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Smillie Spelling Variations


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Smillie Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Smillie has appeared as Smiley, Smellie, Smyly, Smyley, Smilley, Smilie and many more.

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Smillie Early History


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Smillie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smillie research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1774, 1795, 1787, 1697, 1763, 1740, 1795, 1630, 1670, 1660, 1689, 1968 and are included under the topic Early Smillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smillie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smillie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smillie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smillie In Ireland


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Smillie In Ireland



Some of the Smillie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Smillie or a variant listed above include:

Smillie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Smillie, who arrived in America in 1829

Smillie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Smillie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Elizabeth Corse Smillie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • William Smillie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • James Smillie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smillie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smillie (post 1700)



  • James David Smillie (1833-1909), American artist
  • John Smillie (b. 1954), retired Scottish-American soccer player
  • George Henry Smillie (1840-1921), American painter
  • Joseph V. Smillie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • Carol Patricia Smillie (b. 1961), Scottish television personality, model and actress
  • Andrew Thomas "Andy" Smillie (b. 1941), English former professional association football player
  • Neil Smillie (b. 1958), English former professional football player and manager
  • Grant Smillie (b. 1977), Australian DJ
  • Robert Smillie (1857-1940), Irish-born from Scottish descent trade unionist and Labour Party politician
  • Ray Lewis Nelson Smillie (1904-1993), Canadian Olympic boxer, bronze medal recipient

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Smillie Historic Events


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Smillie Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Smillie (d. 1912), aged 38, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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: Industria virtus et fortitudo
Motto Translation: Industry, valor, and fortitude.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Smillie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smillie 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 20 October 2015 at 10:54.

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