Reginald Smith

7 April 1920–17 October 2005 (Age 85)
Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Reginald

When Reginald Smith was born on 7 April 1920, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Leonard Harry Smith, was 35 and his mother, Rose Harriet Rushman, was 33. He married Minnie J. M. Hurd on 24 August 1940, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 17 October 2005, in his hometown, at the age of 85.

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Reginald Smith
Minnie J. M. Hurd
Marriage: 24 August 1940

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24 August 1940
Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 1

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Age 4

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Age 25

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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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