I have just come across this site and I have a family tree going back to James Smy born 1854 Orford with some. gaps though. My husband is Chris Smy and his father was Reuben Robert his brother was George and their father Reuben born 1883 orford. The churchyard in Orford is full of Smys and we are certain thats where the name originated. Some Smys went to Aldeburgh and they seem to have spread from these two places. If I can help or anyone has more information we may be able to swap notes.