Elizabeth Smith

1792–
Cottingham, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born in 1792, in Cottingham, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Smith, was 50 and her mother, Mary, was 47. She married Garret Ekins on 12 August 1823, in Watford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Garret Ekins
1784–
Elizabeth Smith
1792–
Marriage: 12 August 1823

Spouse and Children

    Garret Ekins

    Male1784–Male

    Female1792–Female

MARRIAGE
12 August 1823
Watford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Smith

    Male1742–Male

    Mary

    Female1745–1824Female

siblings

(4)

    William Smith

    Male1762–1855Male

    Mary Smith

    Male1785–Male

    Rebecca Smith

    Female1785–Female

    Female1792–Female

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 9

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 23

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 31

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812

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