Eunice Smith

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

The Life 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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Ebenezer Smith
Mary Roberts
Mary Smith
Martha Smith
David Smith
Ebenezer Smith
Sarah Smith
Ruth Smith
Eunice Smith

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

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