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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Smyth

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International Interest
  1. Obsolete spelling of smith

Notable Persons Named Smyth


Notable Persons With the Last Name Smyth

Patty Smyth is a rock music, pop rock, and new wave music singer–songwriter and songwriter. She plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Patty was given the name Patricia Smyth on June 26th, 1957.


Clare was born in 1978 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


Chas Smash is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1978. Chas was given the name Cathal Joseph Smyth on January 14th, 1959.


Suzanna Leigh is an actress. Her career lasted from 1956 to 1956. Suzanna was given the name Suzanna Smyth on July 26th, 1945 in Berkshire, England, UK.


Ryan Smyth is a hockey player. He was most active from 1994 to 2014. Ryan was born on February 21st, 1976 in Banff, Alberta.


Gilli Smyth is a spoken word poet, musician, and writer. She plays Vocals. Gilli was born on June 1st, 1933.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Smyth as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Smyth U.S.
  White 91.89% 64.26%
  African American 2.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Smyth

People with the last name Smyth are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Smyth

  • How Popular is the name Smyth? As a last name Smyth was the 3,741st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Smyth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Smyth is Saturday, September 15th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Smyth? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Smyth. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Smyth: Your name in reverse order is Htyms. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sytmh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Smyth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,470 people with the last name Smyth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Smyth? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Smyth as their last name.

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