William Daniel Smith

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Born in Tennessee, USA on 1817 to James B Smith. William Daniel married Edith Fox and had 5 children. William Daniel married Minerva Bird and had 11 children. William Daniel married S E Woosley and had a child. He passed away on 1903 in Montague, Texas, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Smith"

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smitan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metal-working 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).

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