Mrs. Susannah Smith

about 1632–
Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Susannah

Mrs. Susannah Smith was born about 1632, in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Thomas Smith about 1653, in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Smith
1631–
Mrs. Susannah Smith
1632–
Marriage: about 1653

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MARRIAGE
about 1653
Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

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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