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Smitherman Early Origins



The surname Smitherman was first found in the northern provinces that were later to make up Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.

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Smitherman Spelling Variations


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Smitherman Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Smitherman include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.

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Smitherman Early History


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Smitherman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smitherman research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1564, 1618, 1630, 1648, 1708, 1752, 1764, 1766, 1768, 1787, 1815, 1817, 1837, 1838, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1875, 1876, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Smitherman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smitherman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smitherman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Smitherman during this time period were Bernhard Schmidt (1630-1708), known as "Father Smith", who was a famous organ builder; Georg Philipp Schmidt (1766-1849), known as "Schmidt from Luebeck", who was a physician and Romantic poet; Friederich Wilhelm Schmidt (1764-1838), who was a Prussian pastor and...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smitherman 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



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Smitherman were

Smitherman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Smitherman, aged 61, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • George Smitherman, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • Sarah Ann Smitherman, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Thomas Smitherman, aged 60, arrived in New York, NY in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smitherman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smitherman (post 1700)



  • Stephen Lydell Smitherman (b. 1978), American former Major League Baseball left fielder from McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Joseph T. "Joe" Smitherman (1929-2005), American politician, Mayor of Selma, Alabama for over 35 years
  • Barry Thomas Smitherman (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Chairman, and one of three current members, of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Rodger Mell Smitherman (b. 1953), American politician, Democratic member of the Alabama Senate
  • Carole Catlin Smitherman (b. 1952), American politician, Birmingham, Alabama City Councilor
  • William C. Smitherman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1972-77
  • Rodger Smitherman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2004
  • J. E. Smitherman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920, 1924
  • Carole Smitherman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996
  • Barry Smitherman, American Republican politician, Texas railroad commissioner; Elected 2012
  • ... (Another 1 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. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Smitherman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smitherman 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 2 November 2015 at 11:31.

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