Eunice Smith

3 July 1718–29 May 1740 (Age 21)
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Eunice

When Eunice Smith was born on 3 July 1718, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Smith, was 42 and her mother, Mary Roberts, was 38. She died on 29 May 1740, at the age of 21.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Smith
1676–1752
Mary Roberts
1679–1745
Mary Smith
1704–1765
Mary Smith
1719–
Martha Smith
1705–1746
David Smith
1710–1743
Capt. Ebenezer Smith
1711–1763
Sarah Smith
1714–1736
Ruth Smith
1716–1742
Eunice Smith
1718–1740

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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.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (4)

  • Eunice Smith, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Eunice Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Eunice Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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