to the Smoot Family Association
This family association
has been created to sort out the genealogical relationships of those folks who have
Smoot ancestors, including all the variations associated with that name, i.e., Smoote,
Smute, Smout, Smootz, Smoots, Smut, Smuts, etc. While our focus will be on the pioneer
immigrants that came to the American Colonies and those that came to the early United
States, you should not feel limited by this. If you have any documentation of any
Smoot, anywhere, you may submit that documentation to us.
surname also appears in the African
American community, especially after our Civil War. All of you who have African
American Smoot ancestors are also very welcome here.
How do you
become a member of this Smoot Family Association? Simply subscribe to the
SMOOT mailing list provided by Rootsweb. We do not intend to print a hardcopy
newsletter. The SMOOT mailing list will be our method of communication.
There is no cost to be a member of our association.
evidence we see of an American Smoot is of one William Smute, a boatwright,
who immigrated from England to Hampton Virginia about the year 1634. The
spelling of the surname Smute soon changed to Smoot and Smoote among
Williams children and his descendants.
We also see the
name Abraham Smootz appearing in the 1810 Shenandoah County Virginia
U. S. Federal Census. We believe this Smootz to be a separate name
from Smute/Smoot and that Abraham was not a descendent of William the
boatwright. It seems that the name Smootz has as its most common spelling
The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia
by Harry Wright Newman, 1936.
Abraham Owen Smoot, A Testament of His Life
by Loretta D.
Nixon and Douglas Smoot. 1994.
Subscriber information, some helpful hints and few gentle list
A direct link to RootsWebs Smoot Message Board.
Durham, William Smoot Question
And Also, The Veale Family
William SMUTE and Some Descendents
This link will take you to the Smoot website that has
the genealogy of William Smute.
The information contained in this site has been
extracted from the book The Smoots of Maryland
and Virginia. Steve Smoot is the owner of the
SMOUT in England
This link will take you to the Smout web site.
Graham P. Smout is the owner of the site.
SMOOT Family Home Page Links
European ~ American Timeline
Act 1450 -1715
Old Style Handwriting,
Printers Ligatures, &c.
A Beginners Guide
Old German Handwriting
Old Time Racial Terms