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Origin and popularity of the name SMITHSON


Smithson : 1: English (Yorkshire): from Middle English smith ‘smith’ + -son for a son of a smith.2: Irish (Dublin) and Scottish: in Scotland and Ireland sometimes adopted for Mac Gobhann Mac a'ghobhainn ‘son of the smith’ (see McGowan).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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