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Re: Meaning of Arrowsmith name
Posted by: Neville Arrowsmith Date: August 08, 2000 at 02:59:38
In Reply to: Meaning of Arrowsmith name by Sandy Ward of 343

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.

       
Neville


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