Penelope Smith

1847–1860 (Age 13)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Penelope

When Penelope Smith was born in 1847, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 46 and her mother, Francis Paskett, was 38. She died in 1860, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 13, and was buried in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Smith
Francis Paskett
Albert William Smith
Charlotte Smith
William Paskett Smith
Jane Curtis Smith
Ann Smith
Thomas Ritchings Smith
John Fowler Smith
Penelope Smith

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 7
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Penelope Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Penelope Smith, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Penelope Smith, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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