Sarah Smith

28 July 1811–10 August 1811
Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Smith was born on 28 July 1811, in Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Nicholas Smith, was 42 and her mother, Ann Burbidge, was 43.

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Nicholas Smith
Ann Burbidge
William Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Richard Smith
John Smith
Ann Smith
Thomas Smith
Sarah 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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sarah Smith
  • Kislingbury Parish, Northamptonshire, England #6127944

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