Ernest Owen Smith

3 December 1914–22 January 1989 (Age 74)
Brymbo, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales

The Life of Ernest Owen

When Ernest Owen Smith was born on 3 December 1914, his father, Thomas Smith, was 38 and his mother, Rachel Mary Richards, was 35. He died on 22 January 1989, at the age of 74.

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Thomas Smith
Rachel Mary Richards
Elsie May Smith
Thomas Arthur Smith
Jessie Smith
George Smith
Margaret Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Ernest Owen Smith
Clara Lydia Smith
Lilian Smith

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Smith


    Rachel Mary Richards




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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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