Posted by Neale Smith (220.127.116.11) on December 31, 2002 at 16:27:57:
In Reply to: What is the meaning of my last name? posted by Brian Smith on November 04, 2002 at 12:03:16:
: : what is the meaning and origin of my last name?Smith
The surname Smith is of Anglo Saxon origin and relates to a craftsman, or one who uses his hands to ply his trade.the name often referred to blacksmiths, but could also refer to tin smiths, goldsmiths or any number of trades.Oddly, the surname does not exclusively apply to only England, as there are many who are from Inverness in Scotland who share the name, abut the Birmingham area of the English midlands seems to be somewhat of a stronghold for the name.There are several spellings, Smythe, Smyth or even Smite, but the spelling Smith is most common.
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