Start your family tree now Is your surname Nesmith?
There are already 25 users and 1,085 genealogy profiles with the Nesmith surname on Geni. Explore Nesmith genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Nesmith Genealogy and Nesmith Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

view all

Profiles

  • Emily Jane Pike (1847 - 1912)
    Birth: May 10, 1847 North Carolina, USA Death: May 4, 1912 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Emily Jane was born in NC and her Mother was the 2nd wife of William NeSmith. His wife in 1850 was Mart...
  • Nancy Nesmith (1836 - 1891)
    Birth: Feb. 13, 1836 Washington County Georgia, USA Death: May 28, 1891 Wilkinson County Georgia, USA Family links: Spouse: William N. Nesmith (1833 - 1862) Burial: Wright Cemetery Wilkinso...
  • Nancy Modesty Nesmith (1829 - 1905)
    Birth: Oct. 19, 1829 North Carolina, USA Death: Jan., 1905 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Second wife of William Nesmith Mother of 1. Princess Victoria Nesmith 2. Lucinda Adeline Nesmith 3. Mel...
  • Sarah Ann Husted (1838 - 1911)
  • Uriah Sherrell Nesmith, Esq. (1814 - 1863)
    Created from MyHeritage Match via mother Lettice Nesmith (born Sherrill) by SmartCopy : Aug 30 2014, 21:08:46 UTC

About the Nesmith surname

We acquired our family surname from the Nesmiths of Scottish-Irish descent, in Nesmith, Williamsburg County, South Carolina, who were among the original settlers in Williamsburg County, SC.

The name is said to have originated in this way: Between September 8, 1249, when Alexander III, of Scotland was crowned...and March 16, 1286, when he died, an aide-de-camp was required to mend his armor. In short, he messed up. But for his prowess, great daring, and achievements in battle, he was knighted by the king, with this laconic saying, "Although he is nae smith (no smith), he is a brave gentleman".