James Smith

1814–26 May 1864 (Age 50)
Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Smith was born in 1814, in Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Charlotte Sophia Pittman on 17 October 1842, in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1828. He died on 26 May 1864, in Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

James Smith
1814–1864
Charlotte Sophia Pittman
1819–1911
Marriage: 17 October 1842
Mary Ann Coxhead
1843–1927
Joseph Alexander Smith
1846–1931
Thomas William Smith
1848–1879
James Smith
1854–1897
William Smith
1855–1929
George James Smith
1858–1906
Hugh Smith
1860–1948
Louisa Smith
1861–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1842
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
children

(8)

    Mary Ann Coxhead

    Female1843–1927Female

    Joseph Alexander Smith

    Male1846–1931Male

    Thomas William Smith

    Male1848–1879Male

    Male1854–1897Male

    William Smith

    Male1855–1929Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1815

Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1815

Age 1

First British missionaries arrive.
1830

Age 16

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • James Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Smith in entry for Thomas William Smith, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934

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