John James Smith

1843–Male
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John James

When John James Smith was born in 1843, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 28 and his mother, Amelia Sutton Willie, was 31. He married Mary Jane Lindrea on 11 November 1869, in Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John James Smith
1843–
Mary Jane Lindrea
1850–
Marriage: 11 November 1869
Edith Smith
1872–
Montague J Smith
1875–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 November 1869
Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1843

Age 0

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

Age 11

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 37

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)

  • John James Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John James Smith, "England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900"
  • John James Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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