Rebecca Smith

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Smith was born in 1829, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Varley Smith, was 47 and her mother, Ellen Pollard, was 42. She married Wilson Burrows on 23 May 1858, in Altham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Little Marsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Marsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died in January 1892, in Nelson, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Burrows
1830–
Rebecca Smith
1829–1892
Marriage: 23 May 1858
Margret Barrows
1858–
John Barrows
1860–
Helen Or Ellen Burrows
1866–1954
Varley Smith Burrows
1869–1961

Sources (13)

  • Rebecca Barrows in household of Varley Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Rebecca Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Rebekah Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (6)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

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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