Smith

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See also: smith and smiþ

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From smith. Doublet of Schmidt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smɪθ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Smith (plural Smiths)

  1. An English occupational surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand).
    • 1852 August 1, D. H. Jacques, “A Chapter on Names”, in The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, volume XL, page 114:
      John is a most excellent name, and Smith is a surname which is worthy of respect and honor, but wo to the man on whom they are conjoined! For John Smith to aspire to senatorial dignities or to the laurel of a poet is simply ridiculous. Who is John Smith? He is lost in the multitude of John Smiths, and individual fame is impossible.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  4. A ghost town in Humboldt County, California.
  5. An unincorporated community in Galena Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States.
  6. An unincorporated community in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  7. A small unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada.
  8. An unincorporated community in York County, South Carolina, also Smiths Turnout.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: smithi, smithii

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Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Smith is the most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2,442,977 individuals. Smith is most common among White (70.9%) and Black/African American (23.1%) individuals.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Smith.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Smith

  1. A surname​.