Are You a Smith?
5/25/2010
These surnames are based on various languages’ words for the metalworking profession.
Though Smith is the most common last name in the United States and the United Kingdom, fewer than 5 million people worldwide bear the name (it ranks far behind the name Li, held by 108 million people). But you might be a Smith and not even know it. These surnames are based on various languages’ words for the metalworking profession:

De Smet: Dutch
Ferraro: Italian
Haddad: Arabic
Herrera: Spanish
Kovacs: Hungarian
Kovalenko: Ukrainian
Kovalev: Russian
Kowal: Polish
Lefèvre: French
Lohar: Punjabi
Schmieder: Yiddish
Sedaris: Greek
Seppä: Finnish
 
From the August 2010 Family Tree Magazine
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