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The ancient name of Smothermon finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a smith or smitty (blacksmith). During the Middle Ages smiths were important for their skill in making horseshoes, ploughshares as well as swords, other weapons and armour. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Smothermon Early Origins



The surname Smothermon was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Smithers, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Smothermon Spelling Variations


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Smothermon Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Smothermon family name include Smithers, Smithies, Smythies, Smither and others.

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Smothermon Early History


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Smothermon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smothermon research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smothermon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smothermon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smothermon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smothermon 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Smothermon surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George Smither who settled in Virginia in 1652; Christopher Smithers settled in Maryland in 1704.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Smothermon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Smothermon (post 1700)



  • M. C. Smothermon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1998 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Smothermon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Smothermon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smothermon 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 2 November 2015 at 11:34.

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