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Smitterlou

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Surnames/tags: Smitterlou Smiterlow Schmiterlöw
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History

The family's origin can be found on the farm Smiterlow in the village Krönnevits in Pommerania. The family came to the town Visby on the island of Gotland during the 16th century, probably with Johannes. The family name lived on until at least 1771 on the island.

Smitterlow in Pommerania

The family is believed to have come to Pommerania from Bohemia.[1] Several of the male members of the family have held posts in Greifswald and Stralsund as councillors and mayors.

Councillors in Greifswald

Mayors in Greifswald

  • 1480-1485 Nikolaus Schmiterlow

Councillors in Stralsund

Mayors in Stralsund

Smiterlou on Gotland

Burgois of Visby

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Variations in spelling

  • SMITERLAU.
  • SMITERLOO.
  • SMITERLOU.
  • SMITERLOW.
  • SMITERLOWE.
  • SMITERLÖW.
  • SMYTERLAU.
  • SMYTERLOO.
  • SMYTERLOU.
  • SMYTERLOW.
  • SMYTERLOWE.
  • SMYTERLÖW.

Sources

  1. Gabriel Anrep, Svenska adelns ättar-taflor, Afdelning 3. von Nackreij - Skytte. p. 656




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