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Early Origins of the Willsmith family


The surname Willsmith was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1319 when Euota Welsmyth held lands.

Early History of the Willsmith family


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Willsmith Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wildsmith, Wyldsmith, Wilesmith, Weldsmith, Whilesmith, Willsmith, Welsmith and many more.

Early Notables of the Willsmith family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Willsmith family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Wildswith, who arrived in Maryland in 1668; as well as A. Wildsmith, who was a ship passenger arriving in San Francisco in 1852.

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