Timothy Smith

about 1743–3 March 1834
Appleby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Smith was born about 1743, in Appleby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Smith, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Stafford, was 19. He married Catharine Colier on 5 May 1769, in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Timothy Smith
Catharine Colier
Marriage: 5 May 1769

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    Catharine Colier


5 May 1769
Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 58

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 65

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 72

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (3)

  • Timothy Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Timothy Smith in entry for James Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Timothy Smith in entry for Anna Maria Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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