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Origins Available: Polish, Scottish



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. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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