Penny J. Smith

Brief Life History of Penny J.

When Penny J. Smith was born about 1841, in Pike, Alabama, United States, her father, Bryant Smith, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Ann Thompson, was 27. She lived in Victoria, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 10 Victoria, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Bryant Smith
Nancy Ann Thompson
James Isaac Ike Smith
Bryant Henry Smith
Asa B. Smith
Penny J. Smith
about 1841–
Sarah A Smith
Stephen Steven Smith
John L. Smith
David Webster "Dave" Smith
Nancy Elizabeth Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Bettie Smith
Jesse S. Smith
Joel Smith
Scenie E. Smith
Cassie E. Smith
William W. Smith

Sources (5)

  • Penny J Smith in household of Seml E Giddens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Penney J Smith in household of Nancy Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • T J Smith in household of D W Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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Historical Boundaries: 1868: Coffee, Alabama, United States

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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.

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