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Silversmith Name Meaning

Jewish (American): translation into English of Silberschmid (or any of its many variants) an occupational name for a silversmith from German Silberschmied or Yiddish zilbershmid. Native American (Navajo): translation into English of a Navajo personal name based on the occupational name béésh łigaii yitsidí ‎‘silversmith’. See also Etsitty and Peshlakai compare Silver .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Silver, Shoesmith, Coppersmith, Nesmith, Highsmith, Goldsmith

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Where is the Silversmith family from?

You can see how Silversmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silversmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Silversmith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Silversmith families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Silversmith's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Silversmith families in 1911.
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What did your Silversmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Silversmith. 50% of Silversmith men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Silversmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silversmith 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Silversmith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 301 military records available for the last name Silversmith. For the veterans among your Silversmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silversmith lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Silversmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Silversmith in 1956 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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