Recent Matching
WhitePages members

More WhitePages members

Add your member listing

Gerald Smith in the US

  1. #900 Paul Davis
  2. #901 Aaron Smith
  3. #902 Mary Campbell
  4. #903 Mary Nelson
  5. #904 Gerald Smith
  6. #905 Richard Lee
  7. #906 Michael Ryan
  8. #907 Adam Smith
  9. #908 Michael Stewart
HOME DISCOVER ABOUT
5,240
people in the U.S. have this name View Gerald Smith on WhitePages Raquote

Meaning & Origins

From an Old French name of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from gār, gēr ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’. It was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. There has been some confusion with Gerard. It died out in England at the end of the 13th century. However, it continued to be popular in Ireland, where it had been brought in the 12th century at the time of Strongbow's invasion. It was used in England in the 17th century and revived in the 19th century, along with several other long-extinct names of Norman, Old English, and Celtic origin, and is now more common than Gerard, which survived all along as an English ‘gentry’ name.
124th in the U.S.
English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).
1st in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Top state populations

Comments