Catharine Smith

22 March 1804–
Charlottetown, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Smith was born on 22 March 1804, in Charlottetown, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada, her father, Joseph Smith, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Anderson, was 42.

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Joseph Smith
Catherine Anderson
Sarah Smith
Robert Clark Smith
Ann Smith
Joseph Smith
John Alexander Smith
Catharine Smith
Charles Smith

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Age 67

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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  • Catharine Smith, "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885"

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