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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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1876–1930
Rachel Mary Richards
1879–1921
Elsie May Smith
1902–1968
Thomas Arthur Smith
1904–1960
Jessie Smith
1906–1986
George Smith
1909–1910
Margaret Smith
1910–1910
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
1912–1990
Ernest Owen Smith
1914–1989
Clara Lydia Smith
1916–2005
Lilian Smith
1920–1990

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Smith

    Male1876–1930Male

    Rachel Mary Richards

    Female1879–1921Female

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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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