Phebe Smith

about 1702–4 February 1738 (Age 36)
Cavendish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Phebe

Phebe Smith was born about 1702, in Cavendish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She married Anthony Smith about 1724, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 February 1738, in her hometown, at the age of 36, and was buried in Cavendish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Smith
1698–
Phebe Smith
1702–1738
Marriage: about 1724
William Smith
1725–1725
Phebe Smith
1726–
Samuel Smith
1728–
Samuel Smith
1728–
Mary Smith
1731–
Elizabeth Smith
1733–
Sarah Smith
1736–1736
Ann Smith
1738–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1724
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

+3 More Children

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Phebe Smith in entry for Elizabeth Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Phebe Smith, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Phobe Smith in entry for Sarah Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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