Hannah Barber

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Barber was born on 9 February 1712, in Hebron, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, David Barber, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Post, was 18. She married Benjamin Smith on 14 May 1729, in Hebron, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 August 1751, in Middletown, Mattabeset, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 39.

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Benjamin Smith
1706–1759
Hannah Barber
1712–1751
Marriage: 14 May 1729
Ledda Smith
1731–1731
Andrew Smith
1733–1751
Eligah Smith
1736–
Benjamin Smith Jr
1738–1831
Israel Smith
1739–
Ephraim Smith
1740–1839
David Smith
1741–
Lieut Frederick Smith Sr
1743–1832
Frederick Smith
1744–1796
Stephen Smith
1745–
Timothy Smith
1746–1837
Waitstill Smith
1748–
Content Hannah Smith
1750–1793

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  • Children of David Barber births and deaths, in Hebron, Connecticut. Death Records 1684–1801, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Birth Records 1684–1849, Marriage Records 1684–1849, Death Certificates, Birth Records 1750–1792, Marriage Records 1750–1792, ...
  • Hannah Barber, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Hannah in entry for Andrew Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).

Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

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

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