Smith

about 1852–
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Smith

When Smith was born about 1852, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his or her father, William Smith, was 35 and his or her mother, Pamelia Trueman, was 25.

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Family Time Line

William Smith
1817–1894
Pamelia Trueman
1827–1862
Joseph Carter Smith
1852–
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1852–
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1852–
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1852–
Solomon Smith
1852–
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1854–
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1854–
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1856–
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1858–
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1869

Age 17

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1871

Age 19

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 57

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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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