When Anna Small was born on 23 February 1776, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Small Sr., was 27 and her mother, Jemima Mindwell Purrington, was 27. She married Samuel Grover on 4 September 1802, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1818, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 42.
English and Scottish (Angus): nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal(e), smel(e) ‘small, slender, thin’ (Old English smæl).
Irish (Down): adopted for Beag ‘small’; see Begg .
Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘small’, e.g. German Klein and Schmal , Polish Mały, Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly 1).
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