Anne Smith

28 July 1760–
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Anne

When Anne Smith was born on 28 July 1760, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Smith, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Smith, was 25. She married James Rattray on 19 August 1778, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Rattray
1753–
Anne Smith
1760–
Marriage: 19 August 1778
Thomas Rattray
1781–
Ann Rattray
1782–
Janet Rattray
1783–
Margaret Rattray
1784–1861
William Rattray
1787–

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(5)

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(5)

World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 42
In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815
Age 55
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
Age 62
The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

(1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (2)

  • Anne Smith, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Anne Smith, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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