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Multiple Origins for the Surname Smit


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Smit Early Origins



The surname Smit was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk(1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II(1039) and Henry V(1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Smit Spelling Variations


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Smit Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Smit, Smitt, Smitte, Smites, Smitts, Smiit, Smiites, Smittes, van Smit, Smut, Smutts, van Smutts, Schmit, Schmidt, van Schmidt and many more.

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Smit Early History


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Smit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smit research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1635 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Smit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smit Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smit 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:

Smit Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lucas Smit, who landed in New York, NY in 1641
  • Jan Smit, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1642
  • Huybert Smit, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1653
  • Anna Meinderts Smit, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1654
  • Dirck Smit, who landed in America in 1654

Smit Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhart Smit, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Andries Smit, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Andries Smit, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Hendrig Smit, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Daniel Smit, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Smit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francina Smit, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Geeradus Smit, aged 12, landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • George H Smit, who landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • Gezina Smit, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Dina Smit, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smit (post 1700)



  • Leo Smit (1921-1999), American composer
  • Raymond J. Smit (b. 1928), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1967-74
  • Hugo Smit, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Libau, 1897-1905
  • Adrianus Wilhelmus "Arie" Smit (1916-2016), Dutch-born Indonesian painter
  • Joseph Smit (1836-1929), Dutch zoological illustrator
  • Arij Smit (1907-1970), Dutch boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Johannes Chrishostomos "Kick" Smit (1911-1974), Dutch footballer
  • Sylvia Smit (b. 1986), Dutch female international footballer
  • Wisse Alfred Pierre Smit (1903-1986), poet and an influential Dutch literary historian
  • Leopold Smit (1900-1943), Dutch composer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Smit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smit 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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