Elizabeth Smith

12 January 1751–
Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 12 January 1751, in Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Nathan Smith, was 29 and her mother, Experience Gunn, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Smith
1721–1800
Experience Gunn
1728–1815
Margaret Smith
1750–
Elizabeth Smith
1751–
Esther Smith
1751–1837
Rhoda R Smith
1754–
Mary Smith
1755–1755
Samuel Smith
1758–1850
Mercy Smith
1769–1836
Naomi Smith
1777–1854

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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

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