1914–18 November 1982 (Age 68) Nanaimo County, British Columbia, Canada
The Life of Raymond Blanford
Raymond Blanford Smith was born in 1914 as the son of George Smith and Lillie Baillie. He had at least 1 son with Florence Evelyn White. He died on 18 November 1982, in Nanaimo County, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 68.
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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 ).