Nathaniel Smith

1724–
Great Witley, Worcestershire, England

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

Nathaniel Smith was born in 1724, in Great Witley, Worcestershire, England as the son of Smith. He married Mary GEM on 13 April 1748, in Spetchley, Worcestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Smith
1724–
Mary GEM
1728–1764
Marriage: 13 April 1748
Thomas Smith
1749–
Mary Smith
1750–
Nathaniel Smith
1752–1826
Joseph Smith
1755–
Elizabeth Smith
1756–
Edward Smith
1764–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

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    Male1700–Male

Siblings

(2)

World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 28
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 30
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 46
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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

Gowan
Smithe
Blacksmith
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe
Nesmith

Sources (6)

  • Nathaniel Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Natha. Smith in entry for Thomas Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nath. Smith in entry for Joseph Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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