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Multiple Origins for the Surname Smolen


Scottish


Smolen Early Origins



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 in 1513.

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Smolen Spelling Variations


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Smolen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Smollett, Smollet, Smallet, Smollert and others.

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Smolen Early History


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Smolen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smolen research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1604, 1721, 1748, 1751, and 1771 are included under the topic Early Smolen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smolen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smolen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smolen 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 or some of its variants were: Adam Smollet who arrived in Virginia in 1642.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smolen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smolen (post 1700)



  • Michael "Mike" Smolen (1940-1992), American bridge player who developed the Smolen convention
  • Joel Smolen, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 2004
  • Bohdan Smolen (b. 1947), Polish comedian, singer and actor

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Smolen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smolen 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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