Reuben Smith

23 September 1733–11 November 1733
Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Smith was born on 23 September 1733, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Smith, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Smith, was 33. He died on 11 November 1733, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
1699–1763
Lydia Smith
1699–1786
Samuel H Smith
1724–1746
Moses Smith
1725–1811
John Smith
1727–
Lydia Smith
1728–1786
Lieut Josiah Smith
1729–1779
Reuben Smith
1733–1733
Rebecca Smith
1740–1785
Rebecca Smith
1740–1832
Phebe Luke Smith
1742–1766

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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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Sources (2)

  • Rueben Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rueben <Smith>, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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