Henry Smith

1846–
Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Smith was born in 1846, in Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Smith, was 47 and his mother, Esther Dickenson, was 42.

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Family Time Line

Richard Smith
1799–1887
Esther Dickenson
1804–
Richard Smith
1827–
Ann Smith
1829–
Lucy Smith
1831–
James Smith
1833–1899
Sophia Smith
1836–1897
Elizabeth Smith
1838–
Susan Smith
1840–1927
Mary Jane Smith
1843–1922
Henry Smith
1846–
Fanny Smith
1848–
Rebecca Smith
1850–
Emma Smith
1852–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1799–1887Male

    Esther Dickenson

    Female1804–Female

siblings

(12)

    Richard Smith

    Male1827–Male

    Ann Smith

    Female1829–Female

    Lucy Smith

    Female1831–Female

    James Smith

    Male1833–1899Male

    Female1836–1897Female

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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 34

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 38

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (1)

  • Henry Smith in household of Richard Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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