Thomas Smith

about 1760–
Crownthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Smith was born about 1760, in Crownthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Anne Miller on 28 August 1780, in Crownthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Smith
1760–
Anne Miller
1760–
Marriage: 28 August 1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 August 1780
Crownthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 41

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 55

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 63

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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  • Thomas Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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