Susan Smith

16 July 1641–
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Susan

When Susan Smith was born on 16 July 1641, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Smith, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Baker, was 25.

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Robert Smith
1611–1706
Susannah Baker
1615–1680
Sarah Smith
1632–1698
Jonathan Smith
1640–1725
Susan Smith
1641–
Ashel Smith
1642–1714
Asahel Smith
1644–1714
Israel Smith
1649–1676
Deborah Smith
1654–
Nathaniel Smith
1655–1696

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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.

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