Raymond Blanford Smith

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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Family Time Line

Raymond Blanford Smith
1914–1982
Florence Evelyn White
1913–2005
Grant Smith
–1955

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Grant Smith

    Male–1955Male

Parents and Siblings

    George Smith

    MaleMale

    Lillie Baillie

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (1)

1982

Age 68

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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 (1)

  • Raymond Blandford Smith, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

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