Peter Smith

1882–Male
Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Smith was born on 2 November 1882, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Adam Smith, was 42 and his mother, Betty 'Betsy' Lord, was 40. He lived in Breightmet, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Family Time Line

Adam Smith
1840–1891
Betty 'Betsy' Lord
1841–1912
Mary Jane Smith
1866–
Alice Ann Smith
1871–1932
Joseph Smith
1872–
John Smith
1874–
Robert Smith
1876–
Peter Smith
1882–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1884

Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 19

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.
1914

Age 32

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

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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Sources (1)

  • Peter Smith in household of Adam Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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