Hannah Smith

4 December 1677–4 October 1723 (Age 45)
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Smith was born on 4 December 1677, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Smith, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Tidd, was 25. She married David Mead on 5 February 1707, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 4 October 1723, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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David Mead
Hannah Smith
Marriage: 5 February 1707
Joshua Meads
Hepzebah Mead
Lydia Mead
Moses Mead
Joshua Mead
Matthew Mead
Susanna Mead
Hopestill Mead
David Mead

Spouse and Children

5 February 1707
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States



    Lydia Mead


    Moses Mead


    Hepzebah Mead



+4 More Children

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+2 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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah in entry for Hopedtill Or Hopehill Mead, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Meads in entry for Joshua Meads, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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