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There are 2,334,722 people with the Smith surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Smith surname come from:
USA
 (66%)
Great Britain
 (19%)
Canada
 (6%)
Australia
 (3%)
Ireland
 (0.8%)
New Zealand
 (0.8%)
France
 (0.3%)
South Africa
 (0.3%)
Bermuda
 (0.2%)
Philippines
 (0.2%)
World|Europe|South America|Asia|Africa
The meaning of the name 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).
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Smith:
Elizabeth Smith   George Smith   Hannah Smith   James Smith   Jane Smith   John Smith   Joseph Smith   Margaret Smith   Martha Smith   Mary Smith   Robert Smith   Samuel Smith   Sarah Smith   Thomas Smith   William Smith  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Smith:
JAMES PERSON(s) SMITH FAMILY & All Relations Website, 106 members
Anne Boxshall-Smith Web Site, 77 members
Saville-Smith -Harding-liedig Web Site, 63 members
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