Van Smit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Van Smit family
The surname Van Smit was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk(1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Van Smit family
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Van Smit Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Smit, Smitt, Smitte, Smites, Smitts, Smiit, Smiites, Smittes, van Smit, Smut, Smutts, van Smutts, Schmit, Schmidt, van Schmidt and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Smit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Smit family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claes Claesen Smitt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1653; Andries Smit, who arrived in England or America in 1709; Adam Schmit, who arrived in England or America in 1709.