Stephen Smith

about 1813–DEAD (Age NaN)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephen

Stephen Smith was born about 1813, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Stephen Smith and Ann. He married Hannah Susanah Pack on 21 July 1839, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Smith
1813–
Hannah Susanah Pack
1817–1844

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Smith

    MaleMale

    Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1815

Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 10

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 20

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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)

  • Stepen Smith in household of Thomas Pack, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Stephen Smith, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Stephen Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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