Arthur Smith

Maleabout 1878–

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Arthur Smith was born about 1878, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Shaw, was 43. He married Florence Tudbury on 26 December 1903, in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Arthur Smith
1878–
Florence Tudbury
1881–
Marriage: 26 December 1903

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  • Marriage
    26 December 1903Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 2

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    1884

    Age 6

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1914

    Age 36

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    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.

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