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Blacksmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a smith from Middle English blaksmith ‘blacksmith’ denoting one who worked in iron (‘black metal’) as opposed to tin (‘white metal’). This was never common as a surname in England or Scotland. Native American (e.g. Sioux): from English blacksmith (see 1 above) adopted as an occupational name for a blacksmith (compare Smith ). Americanized form of German Blechschmidt . Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘blacksmith’ (see Smith ).

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


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

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Where is the Blacksmith family from?

You can see how Blacksmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blacksmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blacksmith families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Blacksmith family living in Delaware. This was about 50% of all the recorded Blacksmith's in USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Blacksmith families in 1840.
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What did your Blacksmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blacksmith. 30% of Blacksmith men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Blacksmith women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 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 Lists

There are 804 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 Cards

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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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.

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