Adam Smith

10 November 1860–6 March 1953 (Age 92)
Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Adam

When Adam Smith was born on 10 November 1860, in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Miller, was 35. He lived in Beaver, Utah, United States in 1935 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 6 March 1953, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John Smith
Mary Ann Miller
Martha Smith
Mary Smith
Agnes Smith
Joseph Smith
John Smith
Jennett Smith
Adam Smith
Sarah Smith
Isabell Smith

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
Age 8
The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Age 25
The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

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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Sources (15)

  • Adam Smith in household of Mary A Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adam Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Adam Smith in household of Belle Ruce, "United States Census, 1910"

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