Smith Last Name

Smith Last Name Meaning

Smith is a family name (surname) originating in England. It is the most prevalent surname in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, the second most common surname in Canada, and the fifth most common surname in Ireland. The surname Smith is particularly prevalent among those of English, Scottish and Irish descent, but is also a common surname among African Americans, which can be attributed to black slaves being forced to adopt the name during slavery and never changing the name upon the end of the era of slavery and after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. 2,376,206 Americans shared the surname Smith during the 2000 census, and more than 500,000 people share it in the United Kingdom. At the turn of the 20th century, the surname was sufficiently prevalent in England to have prompted the statement: "Common to every village in England, north, south, east and west"; and sufficiently common on the (European) continent (in various forms) to be "...common in most countries of Europe." Read more at Wikipedia

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Smith Last Name Statistics

Smith Last Name Race Distribution

Race Percent
White 73.35%
Black 22.22%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.40%
American Indian and Native Alaskan 0.85%
Two or more 1.63%
Hispanic 1.56%

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Some popular names: Cheryl Smith Judith Smith Nancy Smith Mildred Smith Tammy Smith Beverly Smith Rebecca Smith Norma Smith Irene Smith Linda Smith Ashley Smith Sara Smith Louise Smith Ralph Smith Rose Smith Stephanie Smith Laura Smith Mary Smith Sandra Smith Diana Smith Benjamin Smith Maria Smith Marilyn Smith Joyce Smith Frances Smith Janice Smith Barbara Smith Deborah Smith Julie Smith Catherine Smith Melissa Smith Lisa Smith Harry Smith Ruth Smith Phyllis Smith Rachel Smith Amanda Smith

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The main source for the information are US Census studies "Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000" and "Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 1990"