SMITH Surname Meaning & Origin:
Alternate Surname Spellings:
Fun Facts About the Surname SMITH:
Famous People with the Surname SMITH:
- John Smith - One of the original settlers of Jamestown colony in 1607; saved from execution by the Indian princess Pocahontas
- Captain Edward John Smith - Captain of the ill-fated RMS Titanic
- Paul Smith - British designer
- Anna Nicole Smith - American model
- Adam Smith - Scottish economist and author
- Michael J. Smith - American Astronaut; died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on 28 January 1986.
- Gregory Paul Smith - Christian singer
Genealogy Resources for the Surname SMITH:
Searching for Smiths
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100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?
Common English Surnames & Their Meanings Yes, Smith tops the list of English surnames as well!
Smith Family Genealogy
Family history traces the descendants of Lt. Samuel Smith (1602 - 1680) from England and Massachusetts.
Smith Name Meaning & Family History
An overview of the Smith surname meaning, plus subscription-based access to genealogical records on Smith families around the world from Ancestry.com.
Smith Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Smith surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Smith query.
FamilySearch - SMITH Genealogy
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Cousin Connect - SMITH Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - SMITH Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Smith.
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins
Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.
Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.
Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.
Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.
Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
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