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Goldsmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in gold, a compound of Old English gold ‘gold’ + smið ‘smith’. In North America it is very often an English translation of German or Jewish Goldschmidt.

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


Similar surnames: Goldrich, Smith, Goldstone, Golding, Goldring, Goldstein, Goodrich

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Goldsmith Family Origin

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Goldsmith Family Occupations

What did your Goldsmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goldsmith. 12% of Goldsmith men worked as a Salesman and 7% of Goldsmith women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goldsmith were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%

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

Goldsmith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 214,000 census records available for the last name Goldsmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goldsmith 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Goldsmith. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Goldsmith. For the veterans among your Goldsmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goldsmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Goldsmith lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goldsmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Goldsmith in 1943 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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