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Leopoldina Smethwyk



Leopoldina is the female form of the male given name Leopold, which derives from the Germanic leud "people" plus bald "bold". It was later altered to reflect the association with the Latin word leo ("lion") (Behind the Name).

Smethwyk could be related to the town of Smethwick near Birmingham in the West Midlands (Wikipedia).


The similarity of names and the year of her birth suggest that Leopoldina may be the daughter of Elliot Smethwyck, who created the cushioning charm in 1820.

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