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For all the "Smiths" out there - - -

My dad had a story that he'd tell me;

He said that, long ago, when the world was young, everyone had the name of "Smith".
If someone screwed up, bad enough, they had to change their name.

Still a "SMITH".

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Comment by J.J. Smith III on September 22, 2010 at 12:34


Great, Great Uncle Jack. (When he was still in the old country.)

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Comment by D ale on September 22, 2010 at 11:27
We’ve heard that Smith tale .. but what about the rest of us .. so I did a wittle googling too ..

.. original deviations pre-date Babel .. here’s some common one’s …

Smit ~ probs w/ being easily taken in (smitten)
Smite ~ pride & anger management issues
Sithe ~ it all goes back to cutlery, obvious cognitive/spelling probs though
Sit ~ motivational issues, purported originators of 4/20
Sh!t ~ not sure .. but had to be bad

.. by the time somebody got original & brave enough to jump into the “D’s” … OUCH !!!
Comment by J.J. Smith III on September 22, 2010 at 9:50


"River Rats ?"

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Comment by D ale on September 22, 2010 at 2:48
.. up Daven creek w/o a paddle .. better than the crick version ..
Comment by J.J. Smith III on September 22, 2010 at 0:26
Ok, I'll be nice -

Surname:
Origin: Locality Derived from the town of Davenport, in Cheshire, England, so called from the river Dan or Daven (which name signifies a river), and port, a haven or harbor.

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Comment by D ale on September 22, 2010 at 0:08
Whoozah .. so how bad did my family screw up .. to end up w/ Davenport .. would that be sofa or Iowa ??
Comment by J.J. Smith III on September 21, 2010 at 23:58
Name Origin and Meaning:

Surname:
Origin: The most common of all surnames. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon Smitan, to smite or strike. 'From whence comes Smith, all be he knight or squire, But from the Smith that forgeth at the fire?' Verstegan. Among the Highland clans, the smith ranked third in dignity to the chief, from his skill in fabricating military weapons, and his dexterity in teaching the use of them. In Wales there were three sciences which a villain (tenant) could not teach his son without the consent of his lord, Scholarship, Bardism, and Smithcraft.

(From - http://www.isthisyour.name/john_smith.htm )
Comment by J.J. Smith III on February 9, 2010 at 12:39
That may well be, my middle name IS Jones. LOL
Comment by Rick Cothren on February 9, 2010 at 11:16
Ok so I guess the first change by most of those that screwed up was to Jones... LOL
I wonder how bad then my ancestors screwed up to get to Cothren... :)

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