Edward Smith

28 October 1677–
Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Smith was christened on 28 October 1677, in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Laurentius Smith, was 28 and his mother, Thomazina Smyth, was 27. He married Margreta Emmott on 8 October 1700, in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Edward Smith
1677–
Margreta Emmott
1682–
Marriage: 8 October 1700
Georgius Smith
1701–
Agnes Smith
1712–
Maria Smith
1702–
Robertus Smith
1705–
Margarita Smith
1707–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1700Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    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 (17)

    • Edward Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Edwardus Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • Edvardi in entry for Georgius Smith, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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