Jane Curtis Smith

1837–
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Curtis

When Jane Curtis Smith was born in 1837, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 36 and her mother, Francis Paskett, was 28. She married Henry Whincup Chapman on 27 October 1866, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Henry Whincup Chapman
1836–1882
Jane Curtis Smith
1837–
Marriage: 27 October 1866
William Chapman
1868–
Charlotte Penelope Chapman
1869–
John Thomas Chapman
1870–
George Stephen Chapman
1874–1882
Elizabeth Chapman
1876–
Jane Chapman
1879–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1843
Age 6
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 17
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 43
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.

Possible Related Names

Blacksmith
Gowan
Nesmith
Smithe
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe

Sources (19)

  • Jane Curtiss Chapman in household of Henry Whimarp Chapman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Jane C Chapman in household of Henry W Chapman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Jane Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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