Rosalett Smith

Maine, United States

The Life of Rosalett

When Rosalett Smith was born in 1853, in Maine, United States, her father, Jacob P. Smith, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Jordan Rand, was 23. She lived in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1860.

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Jacob P. Smith
Nancy Jordan Rand
Carrie Clarissa Smith
Rosalett Smith
Agnes Smith
David M Smith
Jennie Smith

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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  • Roselett Smith in household of Jacob P Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rosalett Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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