Harry Smith

Male1871–

Brief Life History of Harry

When Harry Smith was born in 1871, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Dennis Smith, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Franks, was 26. He lived in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William Dennis Smith
1841–1904
Elizabeth Franks
1845–1894
Louisa Smith
1864–
William Dennis Smith
1866–1915
Harry Smith
1871–
John Smith
1872–
Frank Smith
1878–
Elizabeth Smith
1879–

Sources (4)

  • Harry Smith in household of William Dennis Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Harry Smith in household of William Dennis Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The Manchester Man is Published

Age 5

The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.

1884

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1908

Age 37

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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