Emma Maria Smith

8 May 1858–10 December 1859 (Age 1)
Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma Maria

When Emma Maria Smith was born on 8 May 1858, in Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Smith, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Britnell, was 28. She died on 10 December 1859, at the age of 1.

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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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  • Emma Maria Smith in entry for John Thomas Fowler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Emma Maria Smith, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Emma Maria Smith, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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