Re: Meaning of ARROWSMITH.
Sandy, this is an extract from an English article on the 'net:
Some of the variations of the name are apparent in the following origins: A Dictionary of British Surnames by P.H. Reaney gives these variants;
Arrowsmith, Arsmith, Harrismith, Harrowsmith: Roger le Aruesmith 1278 AssSt; William le Arwesmyth 1324 FFEss; Richard Arsmith Eliz Bardsley. OE arwe +IBg-arrow+IBk- and smith. A smith who makes arrows, especially iron arrowheads (1278 MED). Harrismith and Harrowsmith are rare but exist side by side with Arrowsmith in Yorks and Lancs.
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