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Great Grandfather born Germany (british subject) help

Great Grandfather born Germany (british subject) help

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 8:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
I am struggling to find info on my husbands great grandfather who on the 1901 census is down as born Germany (British Subject). My first query is does anyone know what this means? Does it mean he was British but born over in Germany or that he was German and had gained naturalisation.
On his marriage certificate it gives his fathers name as
George Smith occupation Publican. Fredericks occupation was a confectioner. Can anyone help with any ideas on places to search.

Re: Great Grandfather born Germany (british subject) help

Posted: 9 Oct 2011 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
from what i have been told if a person is listed as (british subject) it just means that although the person was born in another country his true nationality is British, my cousin was born in nairobi , kenya but he is british due to being from british parentage

Re: Great Grandfather born Germany (british subject) help

Posted: 12 Jun 2013 8:34PM GMT
Classification: Census
Edited: 12 Jun 2013 9:31PM GMT
Surnames: Smith
If the 1901 census you have is for 25 Horder St, Fulham, then he was also at that address in 1891.

On the 1881 census, I think this may be him:

Myrtle Cottage, Hammersmith

Frederick Smith Aged 25 b 1856 Shopman Picture Dealer born Dresden.
Sophia Smith wife 24 Dressmaker b Kensington
Minnie Smith Dau 3 born St Pancras.
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