Smitherman Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Smitherman Origin:


Origin of Smitherman:

According to the early recordings of the spelling of the surname, this name was listed in many spelling forms as Smitherman, Smitheman, Smithiman, Smythiman and much more. It is an English surname. It acquires from the pre 7th-century smitan, which means “to hid hard.” From this, it was introduced by researchers that a smith was a laborer of Iron, but it must be considered that no such job as “smith” was listed in the old professions record. There are almost one thousand professions in which the smith plays a major role like as Arrowsmith, Greensmith, Goldsmith, and Swordsmith, but nowhere simply smith. It is our belief that previous smiths were civil cannon fodder who may have had a secondary part as having shields or more likely being answerable for the management of weapons. In the situation of this surname, it has the addition of the component “-er” and “-man” which means “a person who jobs with craft’s man” or a skilled worker. Examples of documentations consisting as Elizabeth Ann Smitherman named in the July 1722 at St. Giles Cripplegate, while Hannah Smitheman married John Collins in October 1740 at St. Dunstan’s Stepney.


More common variations of this surname are: Smithermman, Smithrman, Smtherman, Smithereman, Simthermain, Smithherman, Smith-Herman, Smytherman, Smotherman, Smetherman.


The surname Smitherman was first organized in the northern counties that sometimes later to make up Prus, where the name associated from early times as one of the important families of the place.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Robert Smythyman which was dated 1309, in the Chart of Close Rolls, for the division of Yorkshire. It was during the time of King Edward II, dated 1307 – 1327. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States of America:

Some of the people with the name Smitherman who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Anne Smitherman at the age of 61, George Smitherman, at the age of 9, Sarah Ann Smitherman at the age of 25, and Thomas Smitherman at the age of 60, all arrived in New York, NY in the same year in 1855.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Smitherman: United States 4,395; England 301; Canada 59; Australia 22; France 2; Czech Republic 1; Wales 1; United Arab Emirates 1; Ecuador 1; Puerto Rico 1.

Notable People:

George Smitherman was born in the year 1964. He was a Canadian leader and reporter. He introduced the local riding of Toronto Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from the year 1999 to 2010, when he failed to his competition, the mayoralty of Toronto in the year 2010 in the city election.

Carole Smitherman was born in the year 1952. He was an American leader, gave services as a public representative and manager of Birmingham, Alabama and passed many years as a representative of the City Conference before retiring to her new legal post.

Rodger Smitherman was an American congressman. He was a prominent representative of the Alabama Senate introducing the 18th District since the year 1995. He is also a part of the Alabama Sentencing Commission. Senator Smitherman was chosen as a President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate in February in the year 2009. He got a degree of graduation from the University of Montevallo and Miles Law School.

Christopher Smitherman was an American leader, in Cincinnati City Conference in the year 2003 as a representative of the Charter Committee. He conquered in his trial for reelection in the year 2005 after a difficult time in office which was absent for him from his Charter Committee to support him for his next election campaign. He was chosen as an administrator of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP in April in the year 2007.

Stephen Smitherman was born in the year 1978. He is an American Major League Baseball player, who played for the Cincinnati Reds in 2003.

Joseph T. Smitherman (1929–2005), was an American senator from Selma, Alabama from the year 1964 to 2000.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Vert three eagles statant with wings displ. ar. collared or. Crest—A stork or, charged on the neck with two bars gemelles sa. and gorged with a ducal coronet gu.

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