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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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Student

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goldsmith. A less common occupation for the Goldsmith family was Laborer. The most common Goldsmith occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Goldsmith's were Farmers.

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Goldsmith Historical Records

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Goldsmith Life Expectancy

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