Lily Smith

1888–
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lily

When Lily Smith was born in 1888, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Smith, was 34 and her mother, Ellen Ratcliff, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Robert Smith
1854–
Ellen Ratcliff
1853–
Mary Ann Smith
1877–1881
Alice Ann Smith
1879–1956
Emily Smith
1883–
George Smith
1885–
Florence Smith
1886–
Lily Smith
1888–
Mary Ann Smith
1891–
Thomas Smith
1894–

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers
Age 13
The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
1908
Age 20
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High
Age 33
British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

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.

Possible Related Names

Blacksmith
Gowan
Nesmith
Smithe
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe

Sources (1)

  • Lily Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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