Surname Saturday ~ Smith~

Saturday, August 07, 2010


SMITH : Derived from the Anglo-Saxon "smitan," to smite or strike, SMITH and its derivations are an occupational name for a man who works with metal (smith or blacksmith), one of the earliest jobs for which specialist skills were required. It is a craft that was practiced in all countries, making the surname and its derivations the most common of all surnames. Smith still tops the list of most popular surnames in England and America, and is also a very common last name in Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Australia.

The "Smiths" in my line came from Scotland and Canada.

Doreen Mary Smith : My Mother
Born: 29 Aug 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Married: Ronald Eric Sivinski (Hirst) 12 Jun 1948
Died:  16 Mar 1967 in Joshua Trees CA
Occupation: Housewife and world's best mom

Melville Morrison Smith: My Maternal Grandfather
Born: 23 Aug 1901 in Perth, Ontario, Canada
Married Alice Margaret Cocklin Abt. 1925
Died : 18 Apr 1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Circus Performer Aka Speedy Smith and worked for the Canadian National Railway at the time of his death.

Children:
Melville Smith 1927 – 2007
Doreen Mary Smith 1929 – 1967
Living Smith 1930 –
Dolores Smith 1933 – 1933
Jack Richard Smith I  1934– 2005

James Fenton Smith : Great Grandfather
Born 12 Dec 1856 in Aberdeen, Scotland
according to birth record James was illegitimate at birth, but his parents married 2 months after his birth, thus the record was changed to legitimate
Married :Mary Bella Watson (Imlah) 04 Jul 1885
Died: 01 Jan 1943 in Stratford Ontario Canada
Occupation: according to marriage record; Farm servant.

Children:
Mary Ann Smith 1885 –
James Smith 1887 – 1969
Jessie Murray Smith 1889 –
Albert George Smith 1894 – 1969
Ralph John Smith 1897 – 1960
Harold Edward Smith 1899 – 1959
Melville Morrison Smith 1901 – 1945
Stanley Watson Smith 1905 –

John Smith: Great Great Grandfather
Born: Abt. 1831 in Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Married: Ann Morrison 07 Feb. 1857 ( Ann died in 1869 and John married Ann Elrick in 1870).
Died: 04 Oct 4 1900 in New Pitsligo, Scotland
Occupation: Blacksmith

Children:
James Fenton Smith:1856 – 1943
Robert Smith 1858 –
Mary Murray Smith 1860 – 1950
Jane Wright Smith 1862 –1863
 George Smith 1864 –1946
John Smith 1865 –
 Ann Smith – 1868-after1943

James Smith: 3rd Great Grandfather
Born:11 Oct 1790 in Keith,Banffshire,Scotland
Married: Jane Matthew
Died: 17 Mar 1873 in New Pitsligo, Scotland
Occupation: Hand loom Weaver

Children:
Robert Smith 1815 –
Mary Ann Smith 1818 – 1856
Alexander Smith 1826 –
Elizabeth Smith 1830 – 1899
John Smith 1831 – 1900
James Smith 1834 – 1897

Alexander Smith is where I have stopped. I continue to search and find documentation that he is the father of James Smith.

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