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Coat of Arms: A red shield with two arms embowed holding a torch, above an arm holding a dagger.
Crest: An arm holding a dagger.
Motto: Tenebras expellit et hostes.
Motto Translated: He drives forth the darkness and the foe.
Coat of Arms: A black shield with three silver crosses and a silver chevron engrailed on which there are three red fleurs de lis.
Crest: A heron's head holding a fish.
Motto: Benigno Numine.
Motto Translated: By Divine Providence
Coat of Arms: Three anvils on a silver and black shield.
Crest: Description not available
Motto: Semper Fidelis.
Motto Translated: Always faithful
Coat of Arms: A blue shield displaying a lion bearing a black hammer.
Crest: A black hammer.
Motto: Virtus nobilitat.
Motto Translated: Virtue ennobles
Coat of Arms: Blue with three gold horseshoes. Two on top and one below.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
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Sample Coat of Arms - Full
The crest depicts the Arms of Smyth or Smythe of County Down
The meaning of the Lion: Dauntless courage, heraldic Bravery, strength, ferocity, and valour
The Star = (estoile or mullet) Celestial goodness; noble person
The Surname of Smith is quite common in Scotland, Ireland, England and America. The name is derived from the occupation of working in metal but most commonly from blacksmith, armourer or farrier [farm implements, armour, or horse's shoes].
There are many variations in the spelling of the Smith name such as:
Smethe, Smethe, Smethie, Smeths, Smette, Smettie, Smetts, Smith, Smithe, Smithie, Smiths, Smithy, Smorde, Smorth, Smorthe, Smorthy, Smyth, Smythe, Smythie, Smyths, McGowan, O'Gowan, Gowan. "Smith" is regarded as a sept (sub-branch) of both clans Macpherson (through the MacGowan connection) and Mackintosh.
The Scottish Sept for Smith is: MACPHERSON
Spelling variations from another source include:
Smit, Smitt, Smitte, Smites, Smitts, Smiit, Smiites, Smittes, van Smit, Smut, Smutts, van Smutts, Schmit, Schmidt, van Schmidt and many more.
First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.
Smith Smith, Smith of Pennylands, Chattan, Gow
SMITH (British). "Metal worker," also found as Anglicized version of German or other forms
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