Smolen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: Polish
Early Origins of the Smolen family
The surname Smolen was first found in Lennox
, in central Scotland
where early records show John Smollett was recorded as Sheriff of Lennox, appointed by King James V of Scotland
Early History of the Smolen family
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Smolen 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)
- Joel Smolen, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Michael "Mike" Smolen (1940-1992), American bridge player who developed the Smolen convention
- Bohdan Smolen (b. 1947), Polish comedian, singer and actor
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
Smolen Family Crest Products
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html