Mary SMITH

Female1867–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary SMITH was born in 1867, in West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hunter Smith, was 17 and her mother, Margaret Haddow, was 33.

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Thomas Hunter Smith
1850–1904
Margaret Haddow
1835–1857
Margaret Smith
1858–
Isabella Smith
1860–
Jane Smith
1862–1941
John Smith
1864–
Mary SMITH
1867–
Robert Smith
1871–
Agnes Smith
1874–
Joan SMITH
1878–

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    World Events (3)

    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

    Age 1

    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

    1884

    Age 17

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1908

    Age 41

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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