Christian Sørensen Smith

5 December 1880–
Ullerup, Give, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Christian Sørensen

When Christian Sørensen Smith was born on 5 December 1880, in Ullerup, Give, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Christen Sørensen Smith, was 29 and his mother, Hansine Marie Mortensen, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Christen Sørensen Smith
1851–1918
Hansine Marie Mortensen
1850–1910
Nikolaj Moren Sørensen Smith
1874–1933
Peter Montho Smith
1875–
Halvar Frederick Smith
1876–
Niels Peter Viggo Smith
1878–
Christian Sørensen Smith
1880–
Caroline Christine Smith
1881–
Christine Careoline Smith
1883–1964
Walter Peter Smith
1889–1939

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1914

Age 34

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.
1917

Age 37

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.
1939

Age 59

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

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)

  • Christen Sørensen Smith, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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