Rebecca Faith Larder Smith

1829–
Howard, Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Rebecca Faith Larder

When Rebecca Faith Larder Smith was born in 1829, in Howard, Kent, Ontario, Canada, her father, Matthew Sebastian Smith, was 33 and her mother, Ann Larder, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Sebastian Smith
1796–1871
Ann Larder
1793–1865
David Rexton Smith
1814–1889
Thomas Smith
1816–1869
Mary Larder Smith
1819–1822
James Smith
1821–
Frances Smith
1825–
George Edmund Smith
1827–1894
Rebecca Faith Larder Smith
1829–
Isabelle Aimee Larder Smith
1830–

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World Events (3)

1867 · Ontario Founded
Age 38
On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869
Age 40
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1871
Age 42
British Columbia joins the confederation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Smith - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Rebecca Smith

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