Ethel Agnes Sutton Smith

Femaleabout October 1875–1956

Brief Life History of Ethel Agnes Sutton

When Ethel Agnes Sutton Smith was born about October 1875, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom, her father, Willie Smith, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Willett Pring, was 29. She lived in Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England in 1891 and Bristol, Gloucestershire, England in 1901. She died in 1956, in Weston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Willie Smith
1847–about 1923
Elizabeth Willett Pring
Ethel Agnes Sutton Smith
Douglas Willie Smith

Sources (7)

  • Ethel A S Smith in household of Willie Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethel Agnes Sutton Smith - Government record: birth-name: Ethel Agnes S Smith
  • Ethel Agnes Sutton Smith, "England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 5

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


Age 9

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 29

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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