Smith

about 1891–about 1891
Illinois, United States

The Life of Smith

When Smith was born about 1891, in Illinois, United States, her father, William C Smith, was 41 and her mother, Amelia Maria Slade, was 25. She died about 1891, at the age of 0.

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William C Smith
1850–1926
Amelia Maria Slade
1866–1951
John Russell Smith
1884–1963
George Smith
1891–1891
Smith
1891–1891
Herbert E. Smith
1886–1968
Mabel Irene Smith
1889–1973
Herman Slade Smith
1893–1976

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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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