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Blacksmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a smith who worked in iron (‘black metal’), as opposed to tin (‘white metal’). This was never established as a surname in England or Scotland, which suggests that the name may have been adopted in North America as a translation of an occupational name for a blacksmith from some other language (see Smith).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Smith, Blackshaw, Arrowsmith, Nesmith, Shoesmith, Stallsmith

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Blacksmith Family Origin

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Blacksmith Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

United States shown, England data unavailable

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blacksmith family was Laborer. The most common Blacksmith occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 13% of Blacksmith's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blacksmith.

Source: Census data for Blacksmith | Data not to scale

Blacksmith Historical Records

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Blacksmith Life Expectancy

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