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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Christen Sørensen Smith
Hansine Marie Mortensen
Nikolaj Moren Sørensen Smith
Peter Montho Smith
Halvar Frederick Smith
Niels Peter Viggo Smith
Christian Sørensen Smith
Caroline Christine Smith
Christine Careoline Smith
Walter Peter Smith

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World Events (3)


Age 34

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 37

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

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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