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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James Smith
Charlotte Sophia Pittman
Marriage: 17 October 1842
Mary Ann Coxhead
Joseph Alexander Smith
Thomas William Smith
James Smith
William Smith
George James Smith
Hugh Smith
Louisa Smith

Spouse and Children

17 October 1842
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


    Mary Ann Coxhead


    Joseph Alexander Smith


    Thomas William Smith



    William Smith


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

First British missionaries arrive.

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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