Margret Smith

about 1644–
Farlow, Shropshire, England

The Life of Margret

Margret Smith was born about 1644, in Farlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Georg Craft on 24 April 1665, in Farlow, Shropshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

Georg Craft
1640–
Margret Smith
1644–
Marriage: 24 April 1665
George Craft
1672–
John Craft
1678–

Spouse and Children

    Georg Craft

    Male1640–Male

    Female1644–Female

MARRIAGE
24 April 1665
Farlow, Shropshire, England
children

(2)

    George Craft

    Male1672–Male

    John Craft

    Male1678–Male

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 (3)

  • Margt. in entry for John Craft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margret Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Margret Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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