Abraham Smith

14 January 1797–17 January 1797
West Hendred, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Smith was born on 14 January 1797, in West Hendred, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Cooms, was 40. He died on 17 January 1797, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in West Hendred, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Smith
Hannah Cooms
Jacob Smith
Sarah Smith
Sophia Smith
Isaac Smith
Hannah Smith
Martha Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Maria Smith
Abraham Smith
Hester Smith

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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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham Smith - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Abraham Smith

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