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Smits Early Origins



The surname Smits 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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Smits Spelling Variations


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Smits 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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Smits Early History


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Smits Early History



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

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Smits Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smits Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Smits Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lucas Smits, who arrived in New York, NY in 1641

Smits Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carolina Smits, aged 49, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Cornelius Smits, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Daniel Smits, aged 51, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Jan Smits, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Jeanette Smits, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More 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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Smits Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smits 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 3 October 2014 at 17:25.

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