Blacksmith Family History
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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