Jobanah Smith

20 January 1648–30 May 1676 (Age 28)
Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jobanah

When Jobanah Smith was born on 20 January 1648, in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Smith, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Stanley, was 55. He lived in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1648. He died on 30 May 1676, in Hatfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 28.

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William Smith
Elizabeth Stanley
Jonathan Smith
Jobanah Smith
Susannah Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Mehitable Smith
Joseph Smith
Benjamin Smith
Samuill Smyth
William Smith
Samuel Smith

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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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  • Zubanah Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jobanah Smith, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Zubanah Smith, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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