Smith Smyth Schmidt One Name Study!

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I am happy to announce that the Smith (Schmid, Schmidt, Smithe, Smiths, Smyth, Smythe) one name study is now Open for Business!  I have included resources, links and connections to some reference materials.

Please include the category link [[Category:Smith Name Study]] on all of your Smith profiles and please add to the Smith Name Study with your own research resources. (Direct Link: We especially need Smith references from outside of New England.  Please join our endeavours to untangle the Smith lines.  

asked in The Tree House by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (467k points)
edited by Ellen Smith
Hi Kitty, My Smyth ancestors were form Northern Ireland and migrated to Australia in about 1920. I'd like to participate in the name study please. Colleen

Hi Colleen, 

We would appreciate any additions you care to add to the Smith One Name Study:  Please add [[Category:Smith Name Study]] to the your Smith ancestor profiles and Please get your Smith cousins DNA tested.  Thank you, Colleen!

And please don't forget there are Dutch, the Different names that mean smith in other languages.  :)  We did have some in the Caribbean-so it gets very confusing if they do not put Jamaica NY, and there are many good sites from Canada as well.  And believe it or not, even some from France, and Germany.  Extremely difficult to trace, especially around the American Revolution (or should I say the French/Indian wars), as well as Ohio and Indiana histories, Native American Indians taking on the name Smith.  ie Don't forget to look at some, altho they are later histories, of US documents regarding citizens of those nations.

There are quite a few Welsh Smiths (who might have come from ancient Scotland-Ecceard Smith-pict).  England, there are also many in Warwickshire-religion, Nottinghamshire-High Sheriff, Lincolnshire, Ashton Court, and a good many Lancastrians whether moving or the borders moving to Yorkshire.  Feuchtwanger in Proud Destiny mentions a couple of Smiths, as well as some of the Eleanor Hibbett/Jean Plaidy historical novels, but known for factual accuracies (the fiction is the emotion and filling in blanks). Some are tied very closely to Tudor and Stewart (Stuart sp?)  houses.  And all must faithfully promise not to be in tears of frustration by the time they find out who Erasmus Smith was LOL
It would be nice if this had more non New England based Smiths, but perhaps history dictates it so :)  Might be helpful to some, The DAR Patriot list on smithworldwide,

A wonderful all around site:

And a touch of the religious based, a famous William Smyth (non military?),

6 Answers

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That's great Kitty! This is a name(s) that can really benefit from a ONS.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Hi Kitty - I have plenty of Smiths coming your way! All the ones I have so far are in the UK, so outside New England as requested smiley

answered by Alison Wilkins G2G6 Mach 2 (24.3k points)
Kitty , you are one very brave woman !
Kitty I will add the category to My smiths etc soon. It will most likely add  quite a few to it. Lol directly descended from like 4 different smith family's
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I have approximately 40 each Smith to Smyth persons in my watch list. Also my grandfather was a Smith and I have been looking for Kin quite some time. I would like to join your group and learn how the study works.


Ron Pearson
answered by Ron Pearson G2G2 (2.3k points)

Hi Ron, (Ron and Kitty are 14th cousins 2 times removed)

We would appreciate any additions you care to add to the Smith One Name Study:  Please add [[Category:Smith Name Study]] to the your Smith ancestor profiles and Please get your Smith cousins DNA tested.  Thanks, cousin! 

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As is probably the case with most persons who have large family trees, mine contains quite a few profiles for the surname Smith and its variants. At last count there were 192 Smiths, nine Schmidts and two Smythes. Most of them are in the US but outside the New England states. They are primarily single profiles (spouses of Barnum/Barnham family members) and not yet posted to WikiTree but if that would be of use to you I'll try to add them to my long-term projects.
answered by Patrick Barnum G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
Any new additions would be wonderful additions!  Thank you, Patrick!

I'll put it on my "to do" list!

Patrick and Kitty are 17th cousins once removed.

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!So Smart a move !  Such a huge number of them waiting to be found.

My Schmidt or Schmid lines are all Germans living from the early 1800s back.

How will we find your study?  I want to be able to access it.
answered by Roberta Burnett G2G1 (2k points)
edited by Roberta Burnett
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Hi, Please add me to your Smith One Name Study: .  Elizabeth Smyth b.c.1760 Ireland, lived in Meath Ireland is my MDK mtDNA ancestor, my 5x great-grandmother, K1c2 haplogroup.  

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I added you to the bottom of the Smith Researchers list:

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