Esther Allin Smith

Female21 March 1842–

Brief Life History of Esther Allin

When Esther Allin Smith was born on 21 March 1842, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Smith, was 33 and her mother, Betty Allin, was 35. She married Henry Lees on 4 May 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lees
1838–
Esther Allin Smith
1842–
Marriage: 4 May 1870
Clara Mary Lees
1871–
George Joseph Lees
1872–1911
Sarah Alice Lees
1875–

Sources (18)

  • Esther A Lees, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Esther Ellen Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Esther Allin Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1870
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1843

    Age 1

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

    Age 8

    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

    Age 36

    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    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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