Nancy Elizabeth Smith

1 January 1824–1853 (Age 29)
Shinimicas Bridge, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Smith was born on 1 January 1824, in Shinimicas Bridge, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Henry Smith, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Brannon, was 24. She married Samuel Wilson Angus about 1847, in Fort Lawrence, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1853, at the age of 29.

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Samuel Wilson Angus
Nancy Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: about 1847
Rupert Wellington Angus

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  • Marriage
    about 1847Fort Lawrence, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    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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    Sources (5)

    • Nancy E. in entry for Rupert W. Angus, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
    • Nancy Smith in entry for Rupert W Angus, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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