Origins Available: Polish, Scottish
Early Origins of the Smolen family
Lennox, in central Scotland where early records show John Smollett was recorded as Sheriff of Lennox, appointed by King James V of Scotland in 1513.
Early History of the Smolen family
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Smolen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Smollett, Smollet, Smallet, Smollert and others.
Early Notables of the Smolen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Smolen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Smollet who arrived in Virginia in 1642.
Contemporary Notables of the name Smolen (post 1700)
The Smolen 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: Adhuc viresco
Motto Translation: Still grow green
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