Smith, Smiths and Smithy

Here is some interesting information on the name smith copied from wikipedia.

For some reason the surname Smith has a seperate entry, as follows,

“Smith is an English-language family name (surname)[3] originating in the British Isles. It is the most common surname in the United Kingdom,[1] Australia and the United States,[4] 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 and Irish descent,[5] but is also a common surname among African Americans, which can be attributed to black slaves taking the name from their white owners during the era of slavery, similarly the Irish and Scottish name Mac Gabhann (from the Gaelic) was often anglicised to Smith. At least 3 million people in the United States share the surname Smith, and more than ? million share it in the United Kingdom.[6] 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”;[7] and sufficiently common on the (European) continent (in various forms) to be “…common in most countries of Europe.”[8]“

And a Youtube video of The Smiths – Panic

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Smith may refer to: An artisan or craftsworker for whom the material worked upon is usually a metal; as in gold for goldsmith or iron horseshoes for blacksmith.
[edit] People

* Smith (surname)
o List of people with surname Smith
* Metalsmith
o Blacksmith (disambiguation)
o Blacksmith
o Goldsmith
o Silversmith


* Smith, California, United States
* Smith, Indiana, United States
* Smith, a settlement in Carlos Casares Partido, Argentina
Business and organisations

* Smith Automobile Company
* Smith College
* Smith Electric Vehicles
* Smith International, a gas and oil industry services company
* Smith’s Food and Drug, an American grocery chain
* The Smith’s Snackfood Company
* W H Smith, a British retailer
* The Smith Family, an Australian charity for disadvantaged children
Media and entertainment

* Smith (band)
* Smith (TV series)
* Agent Smith, the main antagonist of the Matrix series
* John “Hannibal” Smith, a character in the A-Team series
* Psmith, a P. G. Wodehouse character
* Smith, a 1932 novel by Warwick Deeping
* Smith, a 1967 novel by Leon Garfield

Other uses

* Smith (lunar crater)
* Smith antigen
* Smith Chart, a diagram used in engineering
* Smith grind, a skateboarding trick
* Smith machine, a piece of weight training equipment
* Smith, a Martian crater

This post is from a younger, more naive Chris Smith and was recovered using:

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