Philip Smith

11 February 1738–
Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Philip

When Philip Smith was christened on 11 February 1738, in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel L. Smith, was 46 and his mother, Mary Nott, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Samuel L. Smith
1692–
Mary Nott
1699–
Mary Smith
1723–
Samuel Smith
1729–1730
Hannah Smith
1724–
John Smith
1727–
Ann Smith
1731–
Thomas Smith
1733–
Samuel Smith
1736–
Philip Smith
1738–
William Smith
1741–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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

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 (2)

  • Philip Smith, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Philip Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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