Thomas Smith

1755–
Thurcaston, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Smith was born in 1755, his father, John Smith, was 30 and his mother, Mary Twells, was 34.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1725–1767
Mary Twells
1721–
John Smith
1744–1792
Samuel Smith
1748–
Hannah Smith
1750–
Elizabeth Smith
1752–1757
Thomas Smith
1755–
Edward Smith
1757–
Joseph Smith
1760–1762
Mary Smith
1762–
Joseph Smith
1767–

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 46

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.
1815

Age 60

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 68

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • Thomas Smith, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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