Goldsmith Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Goldsmith Name Meaning: Occupational for a worker in gold. Gold 'gold' + smith-a derivative of 'smitan',meaning 'to strike'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin.Metal-working required very specialist skills & were essential.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Goldsmith Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Goldsmith family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 175
Female Servant 104
Independent 73
Labourer 43
Farmer 36
Male Servant 35
Ag Labourer 18
Shoe Maker 17
Carpenter 16
Tailor 15
Brick Maker 14
Ag Lab 12
Servant 11
Pauper 10
Clerk 9
Mariner 9
Weaver 8
Grocer 8
Porter 8
Dress Maker 8
Pupil 8
Blacksmith 8
Dealer 7
Nurse 7
Lab 7

Goldsmith Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Goldsmith 100% 35,743
2 Gouldsmith 90% 464

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