Alma Freda Smith

–30 November 1989
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Alma Freda

Alma Freda Smith was born in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. She married Allen E Swords on 30 September 1944, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 30 November 1989, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Allen E Swords
Alma Freda Smith
Marriage: 30 September 1944
Dianne Helen Swords

Spouse and Children

30 September 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


World Events (8)


British troops withdraw from Australia.

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

First Federal election.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Alma Freda Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Alma Freda Smith

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