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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

What did your Blacksmith ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blacksmith ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blacksmith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blacksmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blacksmith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Blacksmith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Blacksmith. For the veterans among your Blacksmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blacksmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Blacksmith lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Blacksmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blacksmith in 1963 was 80, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blacksmith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blacksmith ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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