ORIGIN: ENGLISH (German, Irish, Dutch also available)Smith
Coat of Arms: A black shield with three silver crosses and a silver chevron engrailed on which there are three red fleurs de lis.
Spelling variations include: Smith, Smyth, Smythe, and others.
First found in in Durham, in present day Northumbria (North-Eastern England) where an Olde English version of the name is cited in circa 975, almost 100 years before the Normans would invade this part of England.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Captain Smith who settled in Boston Mass. in 1766; Dr. Smith settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852; Mrs. Smith settled in Virginia in 1624; Aleda Smith settled in New York State in 1880; Alex Smit and others.
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