Elizabeth Smith

1862–1899 (Age 37)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Smith was born after 1862, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Jane Packwood. She married George Edmond Boffin in September 1889, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died about 1899, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 36.

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George Edmond Boffin
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: September 1889
Alfred Boffin

Spouse and Children

September 1889
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 18

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Boffin in household of George E Boffin, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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