Winnifred Elsie Smith

Female17 January 1895–25 June 1969

Brief Life History of Winnifred Elsie

When Winnifred Elsie Smith was born on 17 January 1895, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, her father, Robert Grant Smith, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Breadner, was 21. She lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916 and Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. She died on 25 June 1969, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada.

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Hamilton Sanders McFadden
Winnifred Elsie Smith

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  • Winnifred Smith in household of Robert Smith, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Winnifred Elsie Smith McFadden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Winnifred E Smith in entry for Hamilton Sanders Mcfadden, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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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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