Martha E. Smith

1878–
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha E.

When Martha E. Smith was born in 1878, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Henry Smith, was 36 and her mother, Teresa Hill, was 26.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Smith
1842–1879
Teresa Hill
1852–1928
Ernest Edward Smith
1877–
Martha E. Smith
1878–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 2

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

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 30

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Martha Elisabeth Smith, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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