Ann Smith

1840–
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Smith was born in 1840, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 39 and her mother, Francis Paskett, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1801–1865
Francis Paskett
1809–1848
Albert William Smith
1830–1838
Charlotte Smith
1833–
William Paskett Smith
1835–
Jane Curtis Smith
1837–
Ann Smith
1840–
Thomas Ritchings Smith
1842–
John Fowler Smith
1845–1914
Penelope Smith
1847–1860

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 14

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 40

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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 (3)

  • Ann Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Ann Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Ann H Smith in the 1871 England Census

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