Smith

Maleabout 1865–about 1870

Brief Life History of Smith

When Smith was born about 1865, in Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Rufus Smith, was 32 and his mother, Charlotte Lavinia Fillmore, was 43. He died about 1870, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Smith
1834–1910
Charlotte Lavinia Fillmore
1823–1896
Eva Josephine Smith
1857–
Etta Smith
1859–1897
Henry Smith
1859–1897
Byron Smith
1863–1897
Smith
1865–about 1870
Child Smith
–1897

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    World Events (2)

    1867 · British North America Act

    Age 2

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

    1869

    Age 4

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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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