Alfred Smith

11 October 1865–January 1866
Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Smith was born on 11 October 1865, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Smith, was 32 and his mother, Mary Anne Inskip, was 31. He died in January 1866, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Smith
Mary Anne Inskip
William Smith
Fanny Smith
Amos Smith
Edward Smith
Joseph Smith
Kate Smith
Alfred Smith
Walter Smith
Alfred Smith
Emma Smith

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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)

  • Alfred Smith, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Alfred Smith, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Alfred Smith, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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